5 thoughts on “Are You One of Us? Welcome to Our Hidden DisAbilities!

  • November 23, 2017 at 7:50 am

    Great to “meet” you Kristin πŸ™‚

    I’m pretty shocked at the extent of your physical injuries after the accident, and I’m sure you’re even got some mental/psychological issues too πŸ™ I’m looking forward to reading more of your psychcentral blog posts πŸ™‚

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  • December 5, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Hi I’m one of you πŸ˜‰ and I love your blog! But I cannot for the life of me figuree out how to subscribe to get updates when you make a new post. Could you please guide me to this? Thank you.

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    • December 5, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Thanks Jocelyn, and welcome! I’m told this is the page to sign up for the feed: https://psychcentral.com/rss.htm
      I have not gone through the instructions yet myself, but I did sign up this way years ago for a friend’s blog and I continue to get updates, so I’m pretty sure it works. Let me know if this wasn’t helpful and I’ll try to hack my way through the process.

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  • February 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve struggled with the shame of invisible illness and unwanted questions – even by doctors who say, incredulously, “Why do you need a wheelchair?”

    But the invisible illnesses began long before the wheelchair came into my life. LOng before the ‘real’ injury.
    Still I ‘look fine’ and I speak fine, and I live alone and seem to do fine.

    Have you read the Spoon Theory By Christine Miserandino? I came across it a few years ago and it made a huge difference in how I viewed myself. Christine’s experience was so like mine I cried – to no longer feel completely alone and not being believed. It dissipated my longstanding shame about not being good enough, and it gave me a way to share my experiences with family and friends who just didn’t get it – but wanted to. Thanks, CindyD

    https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/

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    • February 19, 2018 at 12:45 pm

      Yes, Cindy, I love the Spoon Theory. I’ve been working on a post about it for a while. It has helped me explain my own energy budget to my friends. I play in a pub trivia league and it’s common to get invited at the last minute to fill a team space, and I’ve usually used up all my “spoons” by the time the call comes. If I had advance warning, I could not do something else in order to conserve. Many of my friends don’t get that.

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