Underneath

You don’t look sick? What exactly does sick look like? You can see someone in a wheelchair or using walking aids, or those with a physical sign of injury/disability, it’s there for better or worse for all to see. Hidden disabilities are a different kettle of fish. You can’t see it on the surface, but…

Consumed By Pain

I’m so tired of being in pain And I’m having to refrain From screaming at the world It wears on your soul And leaves a dark hole With the fear of falling in I don’t want to be consumed Or feel like I’m doomed I wish for one normal day For my pain to go…

Not the Same

Yes I smile, And all the while I lie, I’m hurting all the time, And so I cry, I’m the perfect portrait, Of hidden pain, Off loss & gain, I am not the same. Crohn’s disease has definately changed me – and while I wrote this when I was going through a really tough time, …

Chronically Guilty

Illness Guilt You know those days when you are ill and in pain and can’t do as much as you want too, and because of this you can’t do something you want or need to do. Ever feel immensley guilty about it? I do.