“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.
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