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!!

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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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2 thoughts on “Really? Wow! You don’t look sick!

  1. Thank you for sharing that. Also, I was trying to comment on your post on 3/28 about Health, but comments are closed. I really liked it. I’m only in my early 40’s and I have been worrying about my health. Especially in caring for my son long-term. Moving down south seems to be a great idea!! I’m over the cold weather!!! Snow removal is annoying, to say the least.

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