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21 September 2009 @ 05:58 pm
Last Week...  
was National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness week. However, I had so many migraines I couldn't write a lengthy post about it like I wanted. There's irony for you.

http://invisibleillnessweek.com/

September is also Pain Awareness Month.

Still in a very bad migraine phase (like every day for a couple of weeks now) so that's why you're not hearing from me as much.
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on September 23rd, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Thinking healing thoughts your way
Tapati, so sorry to hear you're having so many migraines. I fervently hope you get relief soon.

I missed the awareness week too. Maybe we can celebrate it next year.

Celebrating an event about illness might sound odd to those who don't struggle with chronic health issues, but it makes perfect sense. We (I'm including myself as someone with lifelong tiredness) can get so isolated, and even start blaming ourselves, at least subconsciously, for our illnesses.

It's important to affirm that we are good, delightful, lovable, deserving, sane and intelligent people! Tapati, you are a wonderful example and reminder of that fact.

Sending love your way,

Jessi
Tapatitapati on September 24th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Thinking healing thoughts your way
Thank you Jessi! Yes it's easy to get into self-blame because no matter what you do for your health you can always think of something more to do. Then if you didn't do that extra thing, it must be your fault, right? Society is in a phase now of really blaming illness on people without questioning their assumptions, whether it's the new agey "your thoughts drew illness to you and created that reality" or the fanatical food/lifestyle set who blame you for not following their pet prescription for eternal health. Heredity and luck and environmental toxins never seem to play a role in either of these mindsets.

We should celebrate our continued survival and efforts to thrive despite our challenges.

Here's to us! We rock! And to all of our chronically and invisibly ill friends!
Hollyskyearthandsea on September 23rd, 2009 10:40 am (UTC)
I'm just coming out of a migraine phase *fingers crossed* I hope you feel better soon!

Tapatitapati on September 24th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
I've done better for the past couple of days so I hope it's over! Thanks!