Things not to say to a spoonie.
“It won’t kill you getting up early.” They don’t know what fatigue is like. But It actually feels like you’re dying.
You take as many naps as you need to get through the day.
“At least it’s not cancer.” They’ve have no idea what you’re going through, so please don’t act like you do.
Just ignore those idoits, who don’t even know what the word “chronic” means. Just think of things that make you happy.
“You don’t look sick.” What do you think “invisible illness” means? They’ve obviously never felt ill, because then they would know, it doesn’t always make you look different.
You’re beautiful, whether you think so or not.
“You’re not disabled, I don’t see a wheelchair.” Not all disabilities are visible.
Just because you’re disabled, it doesn’t mean you’re not a hero.
“I hope you feel better soon.” I know it sounds like they’re trying to be kind. But a “chronic illness” is something that will never go away. So they’re just making that person more depressed.
You have other people with chronic illnesses you can talk to. They understand.
“Why are you so lazy?” A disabled person has a limited ablity to do anything. You’re not aware of what they’re going through.
These people don’t understand how much effort you put in, day in, day out. You go at your own pace.
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