I noticed the Virgo/Pisces axis tends to make a big deal when they’re “sick.” Virgo magnifies irrelevant details (nervous mercury) and Pisces dramatizes minimal situations (paranoia Neptune/exaggerated Jupiter). they’ll cough or sneeze or smth very small and list a whole set of diseases or illnesses they probably think they have, it’s like they want to be sick or something. It can be the other way around too, they could like when people they know get sick so that they have the chance to take care of them and feel needed; it has to do with the “service” component of the Virgo/Pisces axis
Before I get into this post, I feel like I should apologize to those of you who are looking for other franchises. This post mentions them, and I apologize that, if you were searching for things tagged “Mercury” (for example) that you came across this post. Not to invade your tags or anything, but I needed some comparisons. Thank you for your time.
it’s so strange to be chronically ill and have really Not Good things happen to your body all the time and you’re just like “here we go again”
“mom, my pupils are different sizes again” “mom, my kidney hurts again” “mom, one of my toes turned white again” “mom, I’m having heart palpitations again” “mom, I’m having my fourth fever of the day”
“mom, I feel dizzy and unmoored from reality again”
like the first time it was a bit alarming, now it’s just a wheel spin of what fucky shit will it be today
Never judge someone with a chronic illness if they...
• choose to eat something that’s bad for them
• forget to take their meds
• take something for chronic pain
• never drink (some people can’t ever drink because they can’t mix their meds with alcohol or because they physically cannot tolerate it)
• decide to lay down and rest all day
• skip their treatment one day (meds/shots/IV treatments should sometimes be rescheduled of we catch a cold or we feel rly bad that day)
• complain a lot about their symptoms/illness
• ignore their symptoms
I could go on but you should NEVER judge someone with a chronic illness when they DECIDE to do something. Unless you know what they are dealing with and can offer a better alternative for them then shut up and keep your comments to yourself. It’s our body and we are the only person responsible for the consequences. It doesn’t mean that we should actively make decisions that hurt us, but you’ll never understand the life we lead and all the limitations that come along with it.
@ people with disabilities that dont affect them greatly or every day
you are still disabled
your struggles are still valid
just because you arent sick all the time, it doesnt mean you arent sick.
just because you dont have many limitations, it doesnt mean you cant vent about the limitations you do have, because if your illness takes away even one experience/ability/feeling from you, its already taken too much.
dont let people invalidate you because you arent as “disabled as you could be”, because you are disabled, come @ them if they try to tell you youre not.
dont feel like you shouldnt be upset that you have this illness, just because it doesnt always affect you, or doesnt constantly affect you, it doesnt mean it doesnt affect you.
please dont feel like you have to constantly prove youre disabled, and if you do, remember that you are disabled, and you do have hardships and that you deserved to be believed.
I am so sorry you have to go through this, you shouldnt have to.
and above all
youre important and your issues, whether they be small or large, are important.