- it would be deemed medically necessary therefore offering easier access to treatment.
- parents and those closest to us would understand us better if they acknowledged this is not a choice
- we would no longer simply be looped in with gay people, we would have our own discourse which actually helps us
- questioning people would have an easier time figuring out what is happening with clear and concise guidelines rather than simply feelings
- people with internalized transphobia would feel less freakish if this was seen as nothing more than a medical condition they cannot control, rather than this social construct melting bullshit
- we would be normal
“P.S. Just a reminder: Grief is not a one-time thing for people with chronic health problems. Just like people grieving the loss of a loved one find the sadness washes over them at holidays or family events or even unexpected everyday moments, we who are grieving the loss of ourselves, or our former lives, will find the feelings come at random—When someone mentions an activity we used to love, or even something as simple as spilling a glass of milk, or not being able to find our keys. It doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It means you’re human. And it’s okay.”
Sick and Tired: Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical help for Those Suffering from Chronic Health Problems by Kimberly Rae (via brittieslifeasiknowit)
Most days I’m totally okay and then something small hits me and I remember, right. I’m not normal. And I don’t get to be. And while most of the time, I’d prefer to be the unique one, every once in a while, all I want to be is the one that blends into the crowd and lives the life of everyone else.
I once cried because there were scientists on TV studying plants in a very harsh area of the world and they were climbing a small mountain and they looked very happy about their job and I cried because I’ll never be able to have that.
One of the most accurate depictions of a panic attack that I’ve ever seen.
Thank you. Just thank you. Far too many people don’t seem to grasp the concept of what a panic attack actually is. Getting upset is not a panic attack. This is.
HEY HI I’VE BEEN HAVING A PANIC ATTACK FOR 2 WEEKS THANKS I haven’t slept more than 2 hours a day and I haven’t eaten more than 5 spoons of oatmeal and a mister freeze for 2 days.
Moving is harsh.