Thanks to Cassandra for being insightful as well as a good writer. I know the rest of us with invisible illnesses share her perspectives! Find her at http://www.indisposedandundiagnosed.wordpress.com
I have recently come across many posts where sufferers write about how they long to be “normal”. In a few of my posts, and most recently, I too speak of that longing for a norm.
I guess what I truly long for is familiarity, because when I fell ill I also felt like I lost a huge chunk of myself to the illness.
You may feel like you are not a whole person anymore. You might be embarrassed or ashamed that you have an illness. It happened to me, as I’m sure it has happened to you. It isn’t your fault – it’s inevitable.
It leaves you wishing to be normal, but when you think about it, what really is “normal”?
Google defines normal as, ”conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected”.
Is there only one standard that Google, and society, is referring to?
What do YOU…
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