Wednesday 9 May 2018

Spoonie Survival Kits Photo Challenge - Day 3

Day 3: Sharing your story - How and when did you first tell people about your illness

For me there's no particular time or event when I first sorted talking about my illness(es) and I try to talk as much about the non-medical things as I can as the illness takes up so much of my reality underneath the surface that is largely hidden.
Speaking up about my illness was more of a gradual thing that took a lot of courage at first but now I feel able to share my journey with chronic illness through talking and social media and here on my blog.
I suppose I talk about my illnesses to try and raise awareness and understanding; I don't sugarcoat things, I just tell it how it is, even the most difficult things.