In a recent post, Karen Lee Richards (Co-Founder of the NFA) wrote:
"Who hates to hear that they look great? Often it's people who are suffering with a chronic illness. According to a recent survey of 611 chronically ill individuals, done by the National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week committee, 53.27% of the respondents said that the most frustrating or annoying comment people make about their illness is "But you look so good!" While most people appreciate being told they look good, if you are living with a chronic pain illness such a comment often means your pain is not being taken seriously. And sometimes that hurts worse than the pain itself."
Read the rest of her post at ChronicPainConnection.com or copy and paste this URL in your browser's address bar (make sure you scroll down to finish reading her article once you're there):
Don't miss the link directing you to the seminars they are offering during "National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week" observed September 10-16 as well as the rest of the survey they conducted called "Who Hates to Hear They Look Great? Over Half of the Chronically Ill!" here:
Special NOTE: We have a celebrity member among us! One of our very own 'Fibromyalgia Group' members, Lisa Copen, founder of the National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, as well as Christine Miserandino, founder of the "But You Don't Look Sick" and author of one of my favorite personal stories, "The Spoon Theory", will be starting the week off on Monday, September 10th at noon (EST)!! Please be sure to check the dates and times at the website above. If you have any questions, please let me know, OK? Go Lisa!!!!!