Bloggers unite for Invisible Illness Week 2009
Last year I wrote about Invisible Illness Week. Next Monday, September 14, sees bloggers coming together to bring awareness to issues that affect nearly half the US population.
The National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week runs from September 14-20 and invites bloggers to commit to writing about an invisible illness issue, even if they don’t usually write about health matters.
Lisa Copen, who founded National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week in 2002 said, “Though our illnesses and symptoms may vary, we still have a great deal in common. We can learn from one another about coping and finding the balance of taking care of ourselves yet living life to the fullest.”
Copen says patient blogs aren’t depressing like healthy people may assume. “Illness bloggers don’t typically dwell on the logistics of symptoms, lab tests, or hospital stays. Instead, they write on everyday topics and how their illness impacts their families, finances, careers. They may discuss patient advocacy issues, but they also write about vacationing with an illness or dating when you have a chronic illness.”
Visit InvisibleIllnessWeek.com to find ways of contributing to the week.
Andy Merrett is a London-based full-time blogger writing for several Shiny Media technology blogs and various other projects. Find him on Facebook and Twitter.
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THIS IS MY LIFE DAY IN AND DAY OUT, IS THIS A LIFE SOMEONE WANTS TO LIVE EVERYDAY IS IT FAIR FOR PEOPLE TO SUFER THIS WAY. WHEN THERE IS MEDICATION OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING LIKE THIS, I LOST YEARS OF MY LIFE LIVING IN THIS CHRONIC PAIN, I KNOW THERE IS MEDICINE OUT THERE THAT NEED TO COME OUT AND HELP EPLE LIKE ME,
WILL SOMEONE HELP US NOW, THERE IS SO MANY PEOPLE WHO LIVE A LIFE WITH INVISABL PAIN, AN KNOWONE KNOWS WHAT WE GO THREW EACH DAY,
DON’T WE ALL TRY AND GET THE HELP WE NEED AND STILL WE SUFFER A ALONE AFRAID, AND KNOWONE CARES, WE NEED THE ATTENTION SO WE GET THE PROPER CARE, BEFORE IT TO LATE, I’M FAIRLY YOUNG YET AND SUFFER THIS NEEDLESS PAIN THAT I CAN’T FUNCTION A DAILY LIFE, DO TO MY CHRONIC PAIN, WHY MUST WE LIVE LIKE THIS, WHEN THERE IS SO MCH THAT CAN BE DONE, I GOT DETERIORATING ARTHRITIS AND THERE ISN’T KNOW CURE, AND ITS IN ALL MY BODY, AND THEY SAY IT COULD BE A DEEFFECTIVE GENE, WHY CAN’T THEY FIX THISIF THEY KNOW THE CAUSE, PLEASE HELP ME FROM THIS SUFFERING EVERYDAY OF SUFFERING I PAIN AND MANY SURGERIES DONEAND MORE TO COME,WHEN IS IT GOING TO STOP SO I CAN LIVE , I HAVE A FAMILY OF 20 AND I CAN’T DO ANYTHING WITH THEM I LOSS MY WHOLE LIFE WITH THEM, PLEASE JOIN IN AND HELP ME LIVE AGAIN SOON, A CONCERNED CHRONIC ARTHRITIS PAIN SUFFERER !!!!!