Faking it!

“Those with chronic illnesses are not faking being sick; they are faking being well.”

This statement is possibly the perfect description of my life living with a chronic and invisible illness.

It was made by Toniele Williams in an article she wrote for SBS, about her experience with chronic pain and fatigue.

Here is the article https://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/twenty-two-and-living-with-arthritis-turning-on-the-tap-is-pain

I identified with what the writer was saying, for me the fatigue can be so bad I sleep for two days straight. But when I am up and about, I fake being ok because I dont want my pain to be my identity. I am still in pain and exhausted. Its just I have learnt not to let it show.

I thought this was worth sharing. I hope you are all well and pain free. Xx

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