Cronic Invisible Illness
I modified my Decmber 2012 abstract to create this abstract for the new group , Cronic Invisible Illness, and SeCoNdSyLvIe (a group admin). I deliberately softened the colors to signify the hurt people have with a cronic invisible illness. They are not always cheerful, and colorful.
In the groups words:
You LOOK healthy. You may have FIBROMYALGIA, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, FM/CFS/CFIDS/ME....or LUPUS...DIABETES, MENTAL ILLNESS.....
People do not see you as a sick person. Yet you have CHRONIC INVISIBLE ILLNESS and people MAY think you are 1. CRAZY, 2. LAZY or 3. IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD.......
This group is a SUPPORT GROUP for all people in FLICKR who suffers from Chronic Invisible Illnesses.......the list is long....and who want a SAFE haven from being labelled, discounted, invalidated or made into a pariah.
DISCUSSION in this group has been made private.
Not everybody wants to broadcast their illnesses to the world....so please join...first....
WHO SHOULD JOIN - people with Chronic Invisible Illness and their friends and families and supporters.
MORE EXAMPLES OF INVISIBLE ILLNESSES
Examples of invisible conditions are arthritis, asthma, brain injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain of most types, Cushing's syndrome, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, endometriosis, heart disease, lupus, Lyme disease, Meniere's disease, migraine, multiple sclerosis in the early stages, neurological and seizure disorders, osteoporosis, organ transplant, and Parkinson’s disease.