Tag: Chronic Illness

  • The Sunshine Conspiracy

    The Sunshine Conspiracy

    I have recently been undergoing surgeries for basal cell carcinoma on my face, which has been quite distressing. I have found frustrating the blanket assumption from family and medical professionals, that it has been caused by the sun, that the cancer is a consequence of my spending too much time outdoors.

  • Relationships and Chronic Illness

    Relationships and Chronic Illness

    Receiving empathy, for someone with a chronic illness, can be like trying to get blood out of a stone. In part, this may be because chronic illnesses can frequently be invisible and, meanwhile, people judge a “book by its cover” – and person by their appearance.

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