TV Programs and Illness
“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!