Is it possible to support awareness of invisible diseases while simultaneously staying invisible? I’ve been trying, but Saturday Wren cross-posted Buckle Me Up: No more invisible ra on both of her blogs. That got me to thinking, and I decided to follow her lead and added abbreviated posts on my other blogs, as well as putting up a link on FB.
This morning one of my 3D/FB friends approached me and asked, “What’s the deal with that link you posted on Facebook?” That gave me a perfect opening to explain that most people know of arthritis as something that old people get, but there are actually many other kinds of arthritis. The others are autoimmune diseases that have nothing to do with wear-and-tear.
She already knew! She has a friend with rheumatoid arthritis…
I don’t know how much she really has heard about RA, or what she understands, but it was really interesting to meet another person who realizes that OA isn’t the entirety of arthritis. And she will pass along my email so that her friend can contact me.
Those of you who participated in Saturday’s awareness blogging, have you had any response?