Janet’s chronic pain and invisible illness pose challenges that extend beyond the physical symptoms.
Explaining one’s pain and illnesses to others can be tiring especially when met with a lack of empathy or understanding. It’s not just the pain or symptoms that weigh on them; it’s the constant need to validate their experiences to a world that might not visibly recognize their struggles.
This ongoing effort to communicate their condition can lead to exhaustion, emotionally and mentally, making it challenging to continuously explain the unseen aspects of their health to others who may not comprehend the depth of their experiences. This can create a sense of isolation and frustration, where individuals feel unheard or invalidated, amplifying the burden of their condition.