Anxiety is a word that gets used alot these days. The context often varied, from a word to describe a feeling through to a diagnosed mental illness. This is my take on social anxiety, as a person who sees it from a different perspective through the experience of a lifetime.
Poem – Masks
Be “you” for all your infinite worth, because you were not created to be an extension of anyone else’s beliefs or expectations!
I can’t help but wonder how many people are dismissed by healthcare professionals because they don’t allow themselves to look sick enough, complain loudly enough or wince while being poked and prodded by doctors?
Defiant strength to hide or overcome pain and physical limitations can be the greatest downfall! —No doctor will ever believe the account of my daily life I share here, simply because I hold myself strong in defiance of being labelled a malingerer and a fraud!
Sadly, I am far from alone in my strength to overcome being my greatest downfall!