Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wear your advice

Ten things to NOT say
 
 
 

20 Things to Say to an Ill Person - Invisible Illness Awareness

 
 
It annoys the heck out of a person with an invisible illness when you deliver your Healthy Person's List of Shoulds that doesn't take into account our abilities, but you can say one of these and we'll be happy to hear it.
 
 

30 Things About My Invisible Illness Official Home Page

 
 

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

1. The illness I live with is:
2. I was diagnosed with it in the year:
3. But I had symptoms since:
4. The biggest adjustment I've had to make is:
5. Most people assume:
6. The hardest part about mornings are:
7. My favorite medical TV show is:
8. A gadget I couldn't live without is:
9. The hardest part about nights are:
10. Each day I take __ pills & vitamins. (No comments, please)
11. Regarding alternative treatments I:
12. If I had to choose between an invisible illness or visible I would choose:
13. Regarding working and career:
14. People would be surprised to know:
15. The hardest thing to accept about my new reality has been:
16. Something I never thought I could do with my illness that I did was:
17. The commercials about my illness:
18. Something I really miss doing since I was diagnosed is:
19. It was really hard to have to give up:
20. A new hobby I have taken up since my diagnosis is:
21. If I could have one day of feeling normal again I would:
22. My illness has taught me:
23. Want to know a secret? One thing people say that gets under my skin is:
24. But I love it when people:
25. My favorite motto, scripture, quote that gets me through tough times is:
26. When someone is diagnosed I'd like to tell them:
27. Something that has surprised me about living with an illness is:
28. The nicest thing someone did for me when I wasn't feeling well was:
29. I'm involved with Invisible Illness Week because:
30. The fact that you read this list makes me feel:

"How Can I Help Invisible Illness Awareness Week?" (Sept 9-15)

"How Can I Help Invisible Illness Awareness Week?" (Sept 9-15)
("the cheat sheet" as she called it)

http://bit.ly/17Bwuqo i.e.
http://invisibleillnessweek.com/2013/08/31/how-can-i-help-invisible-illness-awareness-week/