Many illnesses are insipid and sneaky. They don’t appear grandly at the door wearing spangles and lace. They crawl in through a loose floor grate and secretly move things around when no one is looking.
Whether you have a chronic illness or not, you’ve likely experienced feeling like people, including health care providers, don’t take you seriously or don’t understand your needs. I was guilty of this occasionally as a nurse, especially for young women who came to our unit with Fibromyalgia as a diagnosis. I regret that (hopefully internal) reaction of skepticism. After all, who did it help?
On Saturday, I'll be drawing a name for a giveaway of a Kindle copy of Grendelsong Issue 2 - A Magazine of Wild Fantasy! (If you don't have a Kindle, you can still win.)
It has NINE short stories and ONE non-fiction essay.