I apologize for the gap in blogs. My last one was in August. The past 4 months have been very difficult as I enter into a menopausal time in my life. Not there yet because you are considered menopausal if you haven’t had a period in a year. Well back in July, I thought being in “menopause” according to my doctor meant no more periods. That has not been the case and my brain condition has been aggravated. Thank God, it is better now but has been a challenge. The year ends on a positive note because with access to excellent healthcare professionals, family and friends, I am truly an overcomer.
It was two years ago that I was recovering from a fractured ankle. I remember how challenging that period of time was in my life. I had never had a physical challenge previously so it was a new experience for me. The restrictions I had and the inability to drive (it was my right ankle) gave me a perspective that I had not had before. I learned much from my experience with a physical challenge despite having an invisible challenge for years.
In January 2016, I was honored to write a post for The Mighty. I recently reviewed the post and it reminded me of how differently an individual with a visible challenge is treated compared to an individual with an invisible challenge. The insights I learned helps motivate me to continue to strive to decrease the stigma and discrimination that so often is directed towards those with an invisible challenge. I share the link to the blog post below. May it bring insight and awareness to others. Many blessings to you in 2019