Lyme patients often hear the words, "But you Don't Look Sick." It's a source of confusion and pain.
This phenomenon is not only experienced by Lyme patients. It's a common occurrence for anyone who has an "invisible illness," or an illness you can't see based on outward appearance.
I try to live by the quote, "Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." Even if you don't have an illness, you might be going through a divorce, someone close to you may have passed away, or any number of other difficulties. Everyone is battling something and we need to remember that when we talk to each other.
Here is a link to my article:
The High Cost of Telling Someone 'You Don't Look Sick'
Have you ever been told, "You don't look sick?" What was it like for you?
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." - Dalai Lama
I'm Kerry (She/Her/Hers) and I am a licensed therapist, group facilitator, poet, writer, & speaker. This is a place to acknowledge and validate our suffering and trauma, while also learning how to turn toward aliveness and spaciousness.