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Contributors with invisible illness share things they want hospital ER staff to know.


Things People With Invisible Illness Wish ER Staff Knew

  1. “The pain scale is not universal. My 7 might be someone’s 10.”
  2. “I’m not here to seek drugs. I’m here for an illness.”
  3. “Don’t just put me in a room and forget me for hours.”
  4. “It’s not all in my head.”
  5. “Just because I’m young doesn’t mean I can’t have health problems.”
  6. “I’m good at hiding my pain. Please believe me.”

Just because an illness isn’t visible doesn’t mean it’s not there.

Let’s make sure to support our invisible illness warriors.

Originally published: May 9, 2017
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