Invisible illness and all of the problems that come with diagnosis, treatment & management, can have a terrible knock-on effect to your confidence, your self-esteem, and the trust in your feelings and abilities. Some health issues can also leave you feeling embarrassed, ashamed, guilty and worried. Embarrassed and anxious about judgement, about reprisal, about everything.
In these times it’s so important to face the feelings head on. Understand them, appreciate them, and work through them. We’re all human and there’s no shame or embarrassment in what you’re going through.
It’s important to face the world head on, too. Don’t shy away and don’t doubt yourself. You’re not giving up on yourself, not now and not ever, so hold your head up high and walk tall. You deserve to live the best life you can, chronic illness be damned. You owe no apology and no shame.