Updated: May 8
❤ Today is Medical Monday at Aortic Hope.
😷 Many of us have a secondary illness to our Aortic Disease. This can include migraines, exhaustion, PTSD etc. In recognizing May as Mental Health/Wellness Awareness Month, it is important to not hold back!
👌 On social media, we post what we want the world to see of us... Not necessarily the "real" us.
✍ Make Yourself Known.... Post how you feel, don't hold back. If you are happy, shout it to the world and if you feel terrible, shout even louder! Never any judgements here!
📰 As written in The Mighty by Erin Migdol, the article titled "18 Things People With Chronic Illness Want to Post on Facebook, but Don't", the idea of how hard it is to balance sharing the truth and need to reach out for help vs sharing an idealistic life, is very difficult. There is always a question for patients and survivors that if we share the good moments, people question how "ill" we may really be. If we share that we aren't doing well, others might not know how to address it.
"To educate healthy people about the challenges their chronically ill friends are really fighting, we asked our Mighty community to share a Facebook post they wanted to write, but didn’t. These honest posts may not be what’s typically shared on Facebook — but if you’re not chronically ill and have a friend who is, this may be what they’re secretly dealing with. Reach out and let them know you support them."
To read the article in its' entirely, click here.