As we blog about our lives, our experiences, our hurts, our symptoms, etc. and the impact that chronic illness/conditions, we make ourselves vulnerable. Vulnerable in the obvious way of “putting ourselves out there”….yet also to the remarks of others.
For the most part, I have been so thankful for the positive comments, the likes, the shares…that demonstrate that I am reaching others who are benefiting from my writing.
I have chosen to use this format to also save what is left of my sanity. LOL It allows me to vent my emotions, to vocalize the “hidden symptoms”, to educate others that are not chronically ill to better understand those of us that are…
It is still frustrating, even after all this time, when a negative or demeaning comment is made. It can also feel like a knife to the heart or a punch to the stomach. It can also make me angry…angry more at the fact that the person doesn’t understand the reason behind the writing.
I am not looking for a pity party…I am not looking for sympathy…
I want to impart understanding…to reach out to others like me that are dealing with chronic illness/conditions.
It has helped me so much to read others blogs…to join on-line communities…to speak up for those that cannot vocalize their fears, their frustrations, their pain. I gain strength in the fact that I am not alone! This is what I want to share!