I have to say I am amazed. Are we so oblivious to those around us? Maybe it’s the lady in the grocery store, the one child on the bench who’s name is not yet called to be on a team in PE. It can be much closer, its your neighbor, your friend, your sister, or even your mom. Yes we can, and yes we are so oblivious. It’s all around us. Maybe it’s you.
We are talking about Invisible Illness Awareness this week. Some reading these posts really have never even thought or heard of such a thing. Don’t feel bad or guilty. That’s why awareness is needed. That is why after you read some of these posts you will no longer let your self be oblivious to what you now know.
1 : lacking remembrance, memory, or mindful attention
2 : lacking active conscious knowledge or awareness
Some clarification on invisible illness. The title of my post today is~ Seriously, Can You REALLY not see it?
Yes these illnesses, diseases, conditions, you might not ‘recognize’ them on site by name. But I have a hard time with people not having a clue that ‘something’ is up. Oblivious means- lack of mindful attention. I think we as a society have become so oblivious to those around us and seriously pay ‘mindful attention” to very little out of our circle or just plain out of our own needs.
Let’s take a look at an incomplete list of Invisible Illnesses… These are in Alphabetical Order
Allergies and Food In-tolerances, Arthritis, Cancer, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain, Depression /Mental Illness, Diabetes and Blood Sugar, Digestive Disorders; Example IBS, colitis, Celiac etc., Eating Disorders, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome EDS & HyperMobility Syndrome GHS, Headaches, Migraines, etc., Heart Conditions inc Dysautonomia, Infertility, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Diseases, Pain Management, Rare and Orphan Illnesses, Secondary Medical Issues, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Thyroid Disorders.