It’s day 6 of NaBloPoMo and NHBPM! Interesting prompt today from Wego Health, I’ve really been enjoying reading everyone’s responses!
What’s the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard about your health condition? Was there any context? What did you think at the time you heard it – and what do you think of it now?
I think most people with CFS have faced general confusion and such ‘helpful’ tips as why don’t you get some fresh air? However, the most ridiculous thing I have heard was not something said directly to me, but learning that CFS used to be referred to as the ‘Yuppie Flu’. I was taken aback when I first heard it, but after thinking about it for a few minutes, it was not so surprising.
I’m very inspired by the hard work being done (and that has been done) to raise awareness about CFS and other invisible illnesses. Most people that I now speak to about CFS are sympathetic, supportive, and interested to learn more about what CFS is and how they can help me. Unfortunately, there will always be less understanding people, but the fact that we have come so far in creating a culture of understanding over the last 10 or 15 years is wonderful!
While there is still a lot of work to be done to raise awareness about invisible illness, we have come a long way.
What is the most ridiculous thing you’ve heard or read about CFS or your illness?