30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know
1. The illness I live with is: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 2013
3. But I had symptoms since: 2012
4. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is: Doing so much less.
5. Most people assume: I'm just "tired"!
6. The hardest part about mornings are: Not going out.
7. My favorite medical TV show is: Don't have one.
8. A gadget I couldn’t live without is: Computer
9. The hardest part about nights are: Needing to pee....
10. Each day I take _8_ pills & vitamins. (No comments, please)
11. Regarding alternative treatments I: enjoy drinking kefir.
12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose: Jury's out.
13. Regarding working and career: Had to give up teaching job.
14. People would be surprised to know: I am still "happy"!
15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been: Less spontaneity
16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was: Dog Agility from a mobility scooter!
17. The commercials about my illness: don't exist
18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is: Gardening
19. It was really hard to have to give up: Being physically active.
20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is: Blogging
21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would: Walk along a stormy beach.
22. My illness has taught me: How to enjoy my own company.
23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is: "Are you tired?"
24. But I love it when people: talk about normal stuff - and dogs. ;-)
25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is: One day at a time.
26. When someone is diagnosed I’d like to tell them: Rest is important.
27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is: We cope.
28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn’t feeling well was: Hubby bought me an all terrain mobility scooter.
29. I’m involved with Invisible Illness Week because: we matter.
30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel: you care.
So there it is. That's a quick round up of stuff about me. Has anyone else done one of these?