Secret Spoonie Our Newest Blogger About Life In The Chronic Illness Closet {Chronic Illness Podcast}
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Hidden in Plain Sight The Life of a Secret Spoonie: Part One: Introduction Hello everyone and welcome to Hidden in Plain Sight. This will be a monthly column about the trials and tribulations of living life with invisible illnesses that (most) people don’t know about. I am not entirely closeted, as some of my friends and family know about my medical conditions, but for the most part I live my life in a state of semi-secret. I have the utmost respect for those who live in the spotlight; who bravely wear their illness on their sleeves. There are times when I wish I could step into the light with them. But that’s just not me, not right now; maybe not ever. I hope that what I write here will resonate with some of you who might be in a similar position. Let me introduce myself. I’m a secret spoonie: a (somewhat) closeted chronically ill person. I’ve been struggling with various invisible illnesses for the past thirty-five years, but only some people in my life know about what I’ve been though; what I still go…