Hey - I (LS) am from Ocean County and my gf is from PA. Thanks for getting in touch :) Glad to see fellow NJ folks on here :) xo
Take two seconds out of your time to learn more about invisible chronic illnesses. Instead of reblogging stuff about being “forever alone” or what happened last night on the Jersey Shore… Why not actually learn something useful? Let’s get the word out about this… THIS is important. Please, let’s spread the word.
Guys, I’m so awesome I have TWO.
I have thyroid cancer and lymes disease and depression/anxiety…People often wonder why I get colds so easily, or my cold turns into a 2 week hospital stay…Or why I bruise so easily, or why my joints hurt all the time and my knees sound like Rice Crispies….People wonder why i go through periods of horrible depression and sadness…or why I wont go out and have fun “like everyone else”…or why I can’t just “get better already”…It’s not that easy…believe me, I wish it was. The best part, Im over weight because of my thyroid cancer, but I get bullied (yes, Im 30 and I STILL get bullied!) about my weight all the time - especially from my own family - nice right…But it’s alright…I know that while I have conditions that won’t go away…I still remember that things could be worse, and I still have a choice, every day, to determine how I will feel emotionally/mentally, and how I treat people and those around me.
So next time you assume that person is just being “lazy”, or “distant” or “weird”…think that maybe, just maybe, there may be something going on with them that you know nothing about - So before you pass judgment, think, ask, and respond - with love, kindness and intelligence.
And for those of you that see me on the streets - ask about the scar on my neck - dont just assume…