Maybe you speech can be to persuade people to look at life from a different angle. An angle from someone who is chronically and INVISIBLY ill. An angle from someone who can look fine, but be in extreme pain on the inside. An angle that maybe that person who cut you off in traffic was actually desperately looking for the nearest bathroom.
Recently I've wanted to get t-shirts made up to wear every day that say: I'm not mad. I'm not mean. I'm in PAIN. There is one general business guy in my office whom I'd like to punch because he told me I looked mean the other day. Had I not been in agony, I might have tried to educate him. However, it did make me think about
how "normal" people might never experience my "mean".
Whatever you decide to speak about
- let us know how it goes!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: Flaring :(
40mg pred, Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa, Canasa, Aciphex, Forvia, and Pro-Bio