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The Invisible Illness Fight (Like A Girl!)

I always wonder who will win this fight.


I’m not going to lie – invisible illnesses seem to have the upper hand right now. But, this fight has been long and is hopefully nowhere near over!

I know I need to start a different treatment regimen. Sadly, as someone who suffers from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), every single time I place a pill in my mouth, I risk the unthinkable.

I’ve become desperate at this stage. I will try just about anything these days so that I can feel partially human again. I miss the days where I could afford to be picky regarding my medication.

My touch, vision, and hearing are now all so hypersensitive, I can hardly stand it. I have no sense of smell and virtually no sense of taste.

The fight isn’t over invisible illnesses. Not by a long shot. I have my eye on you, even if most of the world remains blind. I will FIGHT LIKE A GIRL.

Most of the population has at least one type of invisible illness.  We do not have to suffer in silence!

–>Invisible Illness Week – September 13 to 19, 2010.



This article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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  1. Wendy Burnett

    You GO girl! Never stop fighting. Even on the days when I hate my life and wish I was dead, I continue the fight, even if my only weapon is refusing to die and let the illnesses win. Some days, that’s the only fighting you can manage, but it’s good enough, because on the next day, or the day after, or the day after that, you’re still there to fight more actively.

  2. Sandra

    You are not alone. Keep up the fight! We’re fighting on your side here.

  3. Nina

    Fight! YOU will win! Love the Fight Like a Girl Club! gentle hugs to you! Gather strength from your heart and you will prevail!

  4. Bev

    Keep up the fight girl.!! It takes people like you to bring more awareness to these illnesses that are affecting so many women.

  5. Rae Houston

    Annie, there are so many of us that understand, even if we don’t have Fibromyalgia. My Mom, however, does. I’ve seen it, and I have felt it through her. Your strength to get up every day and go through your routine shows that you know how to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL. Perserverance is how you WIN. Keep your chin up and know that we’re all supporting you!

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