You have found the official home of the Meme: “30 things” about your invisible illness. We can’t wait to get to know you better through some of your answers.
Even when we have known a person for decades there are still things we can discover about their daily life with chronic illness. And when we learn a bit more about what something is they love to hear, or what their morning may be like, it can help us be more compassionate to all of those around us who are suffering in ways we may not have noticed.
Have you done our 30 Things Meme? Copy and paste the meme to your own blog, answer the questions, and then come back here to post the link. Be sure to post some kind of photo on your blog post so when you link to us it appears fun and interesting for people to click on so you get more visitors!
Looking for a place to post it because you don’t have a blog? Julianna Shapiro, Executive Director of the Chronically Awesome Foundation, says “If someone wants space to post the meme it will be on my personal blog, so have them contact me at Julianna@chronicallyawesome.org.”
You never know what you may have in common with others around you. You can read the meme of our founder, Lisa, here.
Thank you for participating and spreading the word.
30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know
1. The illness I live with is:
2. I was diagnosed with it in the year:
3. But I had symptoms since:
4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is:
5. Most people assume:
6. The hardest part about mornings are:
7. My favorite medical TV show is:
8. A gadget I couldn’t live without is:
9. The hardest part about nights are:
10. Each day I take __ pills & vitamins. (No comments, please)
11. Regarding alternative treatments I:
12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose:
13. Regarding working and career:
14. People would be surprised to know:
15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been:
16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was:
17. The commercials about my illness:
18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is:
19. It was really hard to have to give up:
20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is:
21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would:
22. My illness has taught me:
23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is:
24. But I love it when people:
25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is:
26. When someone is diagnosed I’d like to tell them:
27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is:
28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn’t feeling well was:
29. I’m involved with Invisible Illness Week because:
30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel: