No one talked about invisible illness

There are a couple reasons I began Invisible Illness Awareness Week in 2002. One: I saw so many people who were feeling really–really bitter… Because they felt like people didn’t get it. IT = Everything. About. Illness. Even some people who had their life pretty together… Those who were coping with the ups and downs […]

Is Your Illness Temporary? Or Permanent? Enjoy Living!

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Can you really enjoy life if your illness is chronic? Sure! Look around you! Millions of people are dealing with daily pain and side effects of illness and medication, yet… somehow they are still seeing the blessings in their life–and even having a good time Is your illness temporary… Or permanent? Do these two words […]

What is the Difference Between an Invisible Illness and Chronic Illness? Why do we say we have an ‘invisible illness?’ Is is because we feel invisible to people? Years ago the term “invisible illness” was rarely used. Before social media the opportunity to talk about your disease was relegated to a local support group and […]

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Invisible Fight Photo Campaign – What is Your Fight?

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What is your invisible fight? Invisible Illness Awareness Week is September 28 – October 4 and we are creating a big buzz in social media, spurring on awareness, understanding, and dispelling myths and misconceptions about living with illness. We live in a culture that understands acute sickness. Tell a friend you have strep throat and […]

Is Illness Making Relationships Harder?

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Did you know we have over 50 article topics about relationships and invisible illness? As I redesigned our website here at Invisible Illness Awareness Week this year I was reminded of how many topics we have covered here over the years. Many of these are about relationships. A few include: 20 Things NOT to Say […]

Why I Feel Stupid When Someone Shares a Cure

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Have you ever heard… I heard about this new treatment… Maybe you should try… I tried this juice and now I am selling it. I will give you a bottle to try… People so want to help. They are offering the best solution to our problem they have. The best solution they have. It may […]

No One Talked About Invisible Illness

There are a couple reasons I began Invisible Illness Awareness Week in 2002. One: I saw so many people who were feeling really–really bitter… because they felt like people didn’t get it. IT = Everything. About. Illness. Even some people who had their life pretty together… Those who were coping with the ups and downs […]