Four Common Misconceptions About Invisible Illness
JULY 3, 2018
Myth #1: An Invisible Illness Is Always Invisible. You would be surprised at how often this kind of idea is voiced by friends, family, and clinicians. Working a clinical job, there were often days I would ever so slightly limp down the clinic halls. Colleagues were always surprised to learn that I had not sprained my ankle, but rather, was dealing with “just arthritis.” On a day-to-day basis, even on an hourly basis, my disease can go from completely invisible to painfully apparent.