People with an invisible illness often have to deal with suggestions and advice that imply they are not really sick, but they just aren’t trying hard enough to get better. Sometimes people are genuinely trying to be helpful, but they don’t take the time to learn about the illness…
I just raged this WHOLE TIME I was reading this. I can’t tell you how often people have done this to me and how many people just assume I’m a lazy bitch who is unwilling to help herself.
YOU try walking a mile when your leg feels like it’s coming out of the socket. YOU try exercising when your muscles are having spasms or when it feels like someone’s taking an ice pick and reaming it through your arm over and over.
Unless you’re a doctor who is well versed in what is wrong with me, please don’t tell me to do more. I do what I can and that has to be enough. If it’s not, I may as well just curl up and die right now.