For the month of April, I will be blogging every day (minus every Sunday but the 1st) about Interstitial Cystitis for The A to Z Blogging Challenge. Each day I will talk about a subject dealing with IC and my life living with it.
Today is B and I'm talking about Blogging with a Chronic Illness.
When I first decided to start blogging about IC, I went looking for other bloggers who had it. To my surprise, I barely found any. There were plenty of medical websites or doctors blogging about it, but the few I found by people who suffered from IC were mostly neglected. Thinking back, it really shouldn't surprise me. Ask anyone with a chronic illness and fatigue and lack of energy will most likely be mentioned.
It left me with a mixture of feelings. Would I be able to keep up the energy to blog consistently about this? If I did, did that mean I was a faker? (Imposter syndrome is a real pain when your illness is invisible.)
I plowed on anyways because it's important to share my experiences and stories. The thing about chronic illness is people who don't have one don't get it. They think they do and sympathize to the best of their ability, but they really don't. Blogging lets other people know they aren't alone. I actually get stoked when I find out someone has a chronic illness to. It doesn't matter if the illness is Lupus, IC, Fibromyalgia, or any other chronic illness out there. I'm like, "MY PEOPLE!" Finding someone who can relate and knows what you're going through is super important. It helps keep moral up and gives you someone to talk to who when they say, "I know what you mean." really does.
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