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Previously, I have written posts that link to the As My Body Attacks Itself blog by Kelly Morgan Dempewolf, PhD. Today I'm linking to another, this one entitled "No Diagnosis Bashing, Please!"
In the past year and a half that I’ve been writing this blog I’ve slowly been becoming more involved in the chronic illness social community – the Sjogrensworld.com blog, following twitter and facebook people that are advocating, struggling or otherwise talking about life with chronic illness (most of them with autoimmune diseases or fibromyalgia) and so on.
All in all I’ve found it to be a very open, supportive group of people. Most are willing to share their experiences, validate, commiserate, provide support, hope, and often a few laughs with their posts as well.
It’s by far a very non-judgmental group of people. I think most of us realize that none of us fit a mold – we all experience our diseases and symptoms differently – it’s part of the insidious nature of autoimmune and other chronic invisible illnesses! Most of us spent years trying to get a correct diagnosis and have had at least 1 (often many more) doctors brush off symptoms or say we don’t have something because we don’t fit the exact textbook definition. Continue reading here.Head over to read this and her other excellent posts.
I've been consistently impressed with the quality of information that Ms. Dempewolf presents and the clear and authentic manner in which she shares her experiences with her readers. But the high standards that she has set for her blog posts should come as no surprise, having read her excellent book by the same name. In her book, Kelly shares her personal experience as a young woman dealing with autoimmune disease.
When I read this book, I found myself talking to the pages as I read, saying things like Exactly! and Yes! and Right! since she does a very good job in detailing a journey with a disease that is far too familiar to me than I care to admit.
What a pleasure it is to see timely, informative, and honest writing regarding this most unpleasant disease.