The most frequent phrase patients hear when conversing about their illness is, "but you don't look sick!" I've personally heard this phrase from family, friends, strangers, and even doctors! While that is a lovely compliment meant out of pure kindness, I have often times wondered just what illness is 'supposed' to look like anyway? The truth is illness comes in many shapes, sizes, and forms, and often times is simply hidden, only visible if you take a deeper look. It isn't invisible like most observers believe; it is just carefully tucked away so the patient can live a more normal life -- without the constant reminder of their disease. A coat of make-up, a wig, and a cute outfit helps us feel more confident in our failing bodies, and seem more approachable to those around us.
Take to social media and post your side by side photos with the hashtag #invisibleorhidden
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