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 not more periods. That has not been the case and my brain condition is better now but has been a challenge.
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 2017.