What I’d Do If I Knew I Wouldn’t Be Judged for My Illness


What would I do with my life if I wasn’t afraid of facing judgment because of illness?

Just thinking about this is saddening to me. I live my life in virtually constant pain due to amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome (AMPS). Because my pain is something people can’t see, I am often in situations where misunderstandings can easily turn to judgment.

For me, invisible illness has always been shrouded in judgment. No matter how hard I try to preach the mantras of not caring what other people think, the stigmas around chronic and invisible illnesses do hurt. It changes the way I live my life. This is what I would do if I knew I wouldn’t be judged because of my illness.

Simply put, I would do more. Let me explain.

Click HERE to read the rest of my article, originally published on The Mighty.

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