1.) “You’re always sick”
2.) “But you don’t even look sick”
3.) “I have bad period cramps too”
I’m sorry that you have terrible period cramps. But please do not compare your period cramps to something that has sent me to the hospital several times. It’s extremely belittling.
4.) “You’re too young to be sick”
Young does not always mean healthy. Age is irrelevant when it comes to chronic illnesses.
5.) “So you’re gonna cancel plans again”
Please do not make someone with a chronic illness feel guilty for canceling plans. Trust me we hate to do it but we have no control of how our bodies will feel. We could be fine then in five minutes be in excruciating pain.
Moral of the story is we are TIRED. We are tired of hearing these things and hey these are only a select few. Just be kind, don’t discredit someone’s illness just because you can’t see it.
Dont judge me until you’ve walked a day in my shoes.