Now onto something that is more important. I read an article on Yahoo! Health the other day. It was one that I can relate to. It is titled, Mom's Open Letter To Handicap Parking Shamer Reminds Us That 'Ghost Illnesses' Deserve Respect. Basically, a 20 year old who has Lupus has a handicap parking sticker/ tag and used it to park in a handicap spot at CVS- like she has every right to do. Well some ignorant person left a note on her car saying that she should be ashamed and that she shouldn't take up a handicap spot that is for someone who is actually disabled and suffers.
It is people like this ignorant woman that makes it more difficult for people with invisible illnesses/ invisible disabilities to get the right help and be recognized as having an actual disability. I can't tell you how many people I encounter and have encountered that think I am fine and that I have nothing wrong with me. I deal with so many people like this at my job and it makes it that much harder. But I put on a face, try to ignore the ignorance, and try to do my job. Just because I "look" ok doesn't mean that I am. There are so many people out there that suffer from invisible illnesses. I just hope that if any of you meet someone with an invisible illness, you take them seriously and just try to understand. I also hope that in the future, more Doctors do more studies on these illnesses and gain more experience and knowledge with them.
Well, that's all for now.