Hi, my name is Maureen and I decided to learn how to not only blog, but to put into words how it feels living with an invisible chronic illness.
I’ll be trying to organize my thoughts and feelings, maybe do a bit of venting and add some things to lighten my mood and hopefully those who come and visit. I’ve never been one to write in a journal. I have always let the thoughts form in my mind and sometimes come out in conversation. The prospect of writing is both exciting and scary to me as I’ve never been called a writer so please forgive the learning curve that will be happening.
I hope you enjoy the blog and if you are here because you have an invisible chronic illness, know that you’re not alone.
Here’s my short story about myself.
I caught the flu years ago and just didn’t get better. It was 5 (yes, that’s five) years of doctors not knowing what was going on as I had a lot of general symptoms. I was finally diagnosed with having something wrong with my ears that causes balance issues. No actual disease, just told that a lot more people have this problem and to “try and find a quality of life”.
Well, I was lucky to get on disability and I spent the first two years coasting along, playing a lot on the internet and enjoying a lower stress level in some areas of my life.
Now, I’m on a mission to embrace the new me, to start getting better informed and be inspired by visiting the different websites of people who are living with chronic illness and to just start reading up on the subject.