April 5, 2023

Blogmoir: But You Don't Look Sick

The term invisible illness refers to any medical condition that is not outwardly visible to others, even healthcare professionals. Invisible illnesses are a broad range of conditions, including autoimmune disorders that are misunderstood and often misdiagnosed.

You never know what someone is dealing with silently. As of February 2023, I was diagnosed with an invisible illness (as if migraines were not enough). However, this new illness has severely affected my way of life. It is a lot to deal with mentally and physically. 

There are times when I want to give up the fight. But the prayers, support and outpour of love from family and friends keep me going. I am oh so very grateful for Chickadee. She has been my anchor through it all. Her sacrifices, time and immediate calls to action are everything. The best part of this journey is the extended Mother-Daughter Quality Time.

Along with uncertainty and extended hospitalization, the most frustrating side effect was blurry vision. I COULD NOT READ. Bookhearts know I cannot function without my fiction. Thank God it is restored so I have a lot of books to read and many reviews to post in the coming weeks.

Once I get acclimated to this new diagnosis, maintain meds, join online support groups and educate myself further, I may share tidbits and more deets here. In the meantime, I challenge you to:
  • Listen to your body.
  • Learn your family's medical history.
  • Become your own patient advocate.
  • Sitcho ass down and rest when needed.
  • Acknowledge not everyone looks sick.
  • Know it's okay to not be okay all the time. 


  1. Hi Sister. I'm fighting for you. I'm proud of you. I'm walking with you. I am here for you! But most of all I love you. ❤️

    1. Hi Sister! Thank you and most of all, I love you to the moon and back!