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Cushing's Awareness Challenge - Day 24

What do you think of when you imagine someone who is disabled?  Do you picture someone in a wheelchair?  Or someone who uses another mobility aid?  I'm guessing, if you are reading this blog, that might not be the first image that comes to mind.

So many people around the word have invisible illnesses, many of those illnesses can be disabling.  For me, it is not one illness alone that can be disabling. It is the combination of many, and maybe even medication side effects also.  But, no one would know from the outside that anything is wrong with me.

My doctors know, they are the ones who suggested I might benefit from a handicap placard, not to be used always, but on the days where I have the most fatigue, trouble breathing, or joint stiffness.

My friends and family are aware of my invisible illnesses, they are the ones who pick up on the blue tinge to my finger tips and lips when I am walking, and suggest slowing down, or even sitting to take a break.

I also think this is where I am challenged the most by my illnesses, it's not because of any symptom, or any surgery, but having to prove that I am sick, to doctors, or my previous employer.


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