Really? Wow! You don’t look sick!


This Blog Post explains my challenges in a frank, open and honest way. No I do not have control over my triggers and I don’t know when they are going to occur. Saying Just Get Over it is cruel and thoughtless behavior. This post is a Must Share!!

Untangled

Many of us deal with an invisible illness (physical, emotional, mental), we don’t look sick!

Typically, if we are out and about or even within our own family,  if we see or know someone that looks outwardly ill or has a visible disability, hopefully, we feel compassion, give them space, and help them, usually without thought or frustration. Our very human nature is that if we can see it, it exists.

Sometimes, out of pure surprise, when people find out I have PTSD, they say, “Really, Wow, you don’t look sick.” I don’t take offense to it because it is a natural thought. It’s not coming from a place of dismissal, or maliciousness. But, I do take offense when the next words are, “Can’t you just get over it?” There is something about those six little words that rub me wrong. I had a doctor say to me once, “You look…

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Share Your World: Ribbonrx Edition: April 3, 2017 – Cee’s Photography


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Share Your World: Ribbonrx Edition: April 3, 2017

 

Share Your World: Ribbonrx Edition: April 3, 2017

For those of you who are missing out on Share Your World, Ribbonr.com has come up with some questions for this week. Feel free to play along. You can add your answers below my reblog.

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?

I would like to return to live human interaction whenever I must call for customer service. I’m tired of machine voices telling me Press 1 for This or Press 2 for That. Let’s bring back Living Operators/Customer Service Agents.

What’s your favorite genre of book or movie?

Suspense/Thrillers/Mysteries ~~ Sometimes Ghost or Horror stories. The Others with Nichole Kidman was a great movie as was the film Shelter Island with Leonardo DiCaprio. Also The Sixth Sense. Any book by Anne Rice or Stephen King. Anne Rice stands out as #1 for me.

How often do you people watch?

All the time as a Museum Security Guard that’s what I get paid to do. Especially when I worked days. You’d be surprised at how many adults, yes grown ass people either touch or attempt to touch the artworks!  Go figure!!  Since I started working nights last year that problem does not arise as the visitors are on their way home when my shift begins.

What have you only recently formed an opinion about?

That Benadryl and Nivea are the best thing for allergies even skin rash allergies.

That the Dominican guard who is around my age maybe younger is rather handsome. He is also a nice guy with funny jokes.  Don’t get alarmed peoples!! We are just friends.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last Week was rough so I’m glad that it is over. Looking forward to Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week.

 

Those of you old enough (50+) will get the reference with this record and one of my above answers.

Aretha Franklin~ ” Who’s Zoomin Who ” 💜~ 1985