illness disease

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

Rant on Yang’s nonexistent recovery arc

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.


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The lie of privacy rant

My mother would gossip to the other parents about my stomach pains, the rashes, my bowel movements and bed wetting when i was a child.

I begged her to not share these things but she would insist maybe one of those catty women would know a way to help.

My grandmother laments my strict diet and shelves of medication to her bible group and I simmer when they make jokes at dinners.

My father complains about the medical bills to his buddies, I hear him on the phone telling a man I’ve never met about the anxiety attacks I have always hidden from my friends.

My sister explains to the people ar the grocery store why I walk so slowly, why I limp, why my breathing is so loud even when i ask her to stop.

My grandfather asks people to pray for my crooked spine, my failing lungs, the way my joints have begun to give up.

They do it because they need to explain why I’m not normal, they do it to vent about the burden.

They say it’s public information since anyone could see.

But that woman in the store didn’t need to know about my bowel movement when i was 13 and burning red with embarrassment.

The church ladies didn’t need to know the amount of pills i take in a day.

I deserved an increment of privacy.

But if you’re disabled in any way you are seen as a small child. Private information is nonexistent, they speak like you can’t hear them, like it doesn’t matter how embarrassed you may be.

And that sucks.

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

@ disabled peeps

dont ever let someone who doesnt have your illness tell you that it cant possibly be that bad.

dont ever let anyone who doesnt have your illness tell you what you can and cant do.

and dont ever let anyone who doesnt have your illness tell you youre making it up.

theyre ignorant, they dont know what theyre talking about.

and you shouldnt have to pay for their ignorance.

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)
• drink
• 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.

you matter.

do you ever just look at something you used to do, and stopped because of your illness.

and you just sit there and wonder “do i want to do that again? could i? how would that go with what- who- i am now?”

its just depressing, because i realized alot of my hobbies ive given up either because of my illness, or because ive gotten too busy and too exhausted to do them, because of my illness.

i want to try again, but i dont feel like putting in the effort for something that might not work out.

sometimes my illness doesnt take away my ability to do something, just my motivation to try.