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When you look at me,

there are many things that you don’t see…

You don’t see the millions of tears I have shed,

or the way my heart breaks each time my pain prevents me from

doing all the things that most take for granted.

You don’t see the many times I have had to cancel on my friends,

or eat my meals in bed.

When you see me smile,

you don’t see the intense pain that flows through my body,

every minute of every day –

the copious handfuls of pills I have taken,

or the way my pain breaks my Mom’s heart.

You don’t see the helplessness my Dad feels, or

the sad resignation my son has so maturely made

on days that I just can’t play with him the way he’d like me to….

You don’t see the midnight tears, and how my love wipes them away –

he hides his anger well… never angry at me but loathing the pain he cannot take away.

When you look at me you don’t see

how much courage it has taken me to get out of bed that day,

or how hard it is for me to make dinner for my family some nights,

or do the laundry,

and sneak in some errands before my body starts yelling for me

to stop.

You don’t see my freedom, or lack thereof…

the many times I’ve been disappointed,

the many times I’ve felt like I have let my family and friends down.

With that said, you also don’t see

how grateful I am,

to survive each day.

This is only a glance into a life with an Invisible Illness.

Some take life at face value,

those living with and

surviving

Chronic Pain

cannot.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT GRACEFUL AGONY HAS AN ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP?

CLICK ON THE FACEBOOK LOGO ABOVE

AND REQUEST TO ‘JOIN’ OUR GROUP!!

It is a completely private, and moderated group of amazing ‘survivors’ just like you.  Our group is a meeting place to share experiences, hopes, frustrations, and tears.  It is a forum to speak about any health related news, medication, and potential new therapies.

It is a safe haven for those who are looking for people who understand your journey through a life of pain and/or illness. You truly are not alone!!

I look forward to seeing you there!!


HUGS AND KISSES to my Facebook family, I love you guys!!


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Okay y’all… Today is the KICK-OFF to the National Invisible Illness Awareness Week!

From September 13-19th

I will be blogging in hopes that my words will

be heard by other Invisible Illness Sufferers,

so that they may know that they are not alone…

And by people who have never experienced an Invisible Illness so that I

may be able to contribute

to the awareness, understanding, empathy,

and compassion of Invisible Illness sufferers around  this world.

I am only one of close to 134 MILLION people

who wake up each morning,

and go to bed each night with

a prayer in my heart, and hope for us all.

My prayer is that one day we will all be treated with compassion and understanding…

We will be treated with the respect and dignity that we deserve…

And that one day we won’t have to live with the

Physical and Emotional Pain that comes with

being INVISIBLE.

I am dedicating my blog  this week to the millions of people who suffer silently……

and hope and pray that my words may be a vehicle to help bring about change.

To all of my beautiful friends in the online “Chronic” Community,

I raise my voice beside you and WITH you my friends….

There is MUCH strength in numbers,

and I know,

That our unified voice will eventually be heard.


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