Archive for January, 2009
“Well, you look good?! ” is a blog that was started by Michelle in Lewisburg, TN . She recently blogged the following about the TV show House that aired this week.
On Monday’s episode of House, the patient had chronic pain and had been to seven specialists in three years. The whole episode hit very close to home. I wish I could put this episode on a DVD and hand it out to everyone who tells me…well, you look good. It is hard each and everyday and most days the pain is not visible. Please keep my family in your prayers, especially my kids. My illness is just as hard on them as it is on me.
Michelle shares a little bit about herself in her bog… “In February 2005, I was diagnosed with three chronic illnesses. The first illness, scleritis, is an auto-immune disease which causes thinning of the white layer of my left eye. Fibromyalgia, my second diagnosis, is an increasingly recognized chronic pain illness which is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal aches, pain and stiffness, soft tissue tenderness, general fatigue and sleep disturbances. Last but NOT least migraine headaches.”
Have you caught a television program you thought portrayed chronic illness or invisible illness well done? We’d love to hear!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 3 so far )
Thanks so much for the patience many of you have shown while I’ve taken a few months off from the blog. I ended up contracting the flesh eating virus this October and of course… “I didn’t look sick” (at all.)
I’d like to continue to have special guest posts about invisible illness issues; if you hear something in the news, let us know! If you have a blog post on your own blog that you think others here would like, we’d like to consider reprinting it.
Please submit your posts to this link under “Other” and I will get back to you ASAP. Be sure to include your web address and a 2-3 sentence bio about yourself too
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Jacqueline L. Jones was one of our special guests during National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week. She has a new book out that we are happy to share with you.
Stricken with disabling pain and fatigue, which interrupted a promising career as a journalist, Jacqueline L. Jones spent more than 20 years searching for the answers she needed to survive. This determination led her to more than 15 years of extensive research and to improved health.
To learn more or to purchase the book, visit http://jacquelineljones.com . You can also listen to her seminar, titled “Secrets of Paying for Medical Care,” at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/invisibleillnessconf/2008/09/09/Secrets-of-Paying-for-Medical-Care .Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )