What is your story?
We all have a story to share.
I share my story to let others know they are not alone.
I want people to realize that invisible illnesses can affect ANYONE no matter what age, how active you are, how happy or great you life looks.
Here is my story
“For years I was receiving chiropractic care for neck and back pain that I can’t remember living without. About 5 years ago, I started having constant neck pain from the moment I woke up to the moment I fell asleep. I emphasize the constant pain because there were no moments without pain. I. was. Miserable. It was a new pain that I had never felt before and it exhausted me. I was always in pain and I was so weak and tired. There were days when didn’t want to get out of bed and I only wanted to sleep because that was the only time without pain. I saw neurologists, rheumatologists, physical therapists, nutritionists, and chiropractors but no one could find a problem or a way to stop the pain. There were days that I hated medical professionals because I felt like no one cared or understood me. I knew it wasn’t their fault, but the pain made me angry and I wanted it gone so bad. Obviously, some days were worse than others, but every day was hard. It still is hard but through time, medication, and physical therapy my pain dwindled. It has been a lot of work though and I am still exhausted. It took me a long time to realize that I am not weak because only a strong girl would be persevering through this life of pain.
I am not fully without pain and I am not sure that I ever will be. It is a long road and it is exhausting. This website is giving me purpose and has helped me through days when all I want is for all this pain to end. This is my light leading me through because sometimes it seems too hard. We all must find our purpose and I believe that this is mine. I want to raise awareness for chronic pain and mental illnesses because a lot of us suffer in the dark and alone. This is my place of light for us to come together and have a place of hope and a place to share with others.”
Will you share your story with me? On the Invisible Me site, I am building a page full of faces, full of stories to show that invisible illness is out there. It exists and a lot of people are affected. If you know someone who has an invisible illness, please share this site with them. I want to connect with as many people as I can.
Please consider sharing your story with me. Here is what I need:
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name (or anonymous), your invisible illness, photo of you, and your story (300-400 words)
Thank you for taking time to read this. Your support through this website means a lot to me. I am always here for anyone who is struggling or needs someone to listen.