I may act like Super Woman, but resemblance stops there

So here’s the thing, just because I appear to be really optimistic and strong minded about my disease and ongoing issues, does not mean I’m Super Woman. I may rock the cape look well, and even pull off wearing my underwear on the outside of my clothing, but positive imagery stops there.

I’m starting to see that people around me think I’m indestructible. I think my optimism and can-do attitude has backfired a little. Yes, I like to stay open minded, and I don’t let my disease get the best of me. But here’s the most important thing to remember… I’m still human! Just because I have a smile on my face, or keep my pain to myself, does not mean I’m not in pain! Or that I feel fine! Cause FYI… I feel like crap!

It appears that people are under the impression that just because I hide my emotions or physical pain, that I in fact have none. I recently fractured my right ribcage in several places and I can’t even vocalize how much pain I’m in. It’s excruciating. But because I’m always so bright-eyed and bushy tailed about things, I think it’s coming off like I’m indestructible and in turn feel nothing.

I feel. I’m in pain. Chronic arthritic pain and fresh new severe broken rib pain. It hurts. Moving hurts. Breathing hurts. I am woman, hear me roar. But also I am woman with chronic Rheumatoid Disease and a laundry list of other bad issues. Please treat me accordingly.


About sixthousandsteps

In March of 2013, I was diagnosed with chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis and was told my disease was very aggressive. Every day since then has been an ongoing struggle and life lesson on how to stay positive and keep fighting. This blog is a glimpse of how it all came to be, and who knows what the future holds.

Posted on July 14, 2015, in The Journey and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So true. Sometimes having a strong front allows people to forget (or not believe) how sick you are. We’re all superhuman to an extent, we too need to remember to take the Cape off once in a while.

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