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to try and hide my illness

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mailfuckoff Fri 16-Sep-16 13:16:50

I have an invisible illness that most of the time stays hidden. Work know about it as I collapsed once and my family know about the hospital stays and diagnosis but I don't always tell them how bad it is. My mum worries a lot and tries to minimilse bad news and I guess I do it too. So today I am very bad and I had to call in sick to work but I am still answering emails. However I won't tell anyone else I'm unwell as to me it's a sign of weakness and I don't want people fussing. My mum would expect dh to stay at home with me but he needs to work. I'm feeling sorry for myself but other then feed me there's not much more he can do

c3pu Fri 16-Sep-16 14:17:42

YANBU, it's not really anyone else's business.

If I were you I'd only tell those it effects.

user1472640125 Fri 16-Sep-16 14:36:52

YANBU. Sending hugs to you firstly. I suffer with anxiety and because its not a physical illness feel I need to hide how I feel.

I have only just told work how bad it is and am currently off work because of how bad it had made me. Only been away from work for five days but feel awful about letting people down and wonder what people must think of me!

You don't need to share with anyone how u feel or what you are going through, BUT I have found speaking to someone helps massively. Didn't want to burden my partner, friends or family with my worries when I felt I needed to be strong or add to their own worries.

Hope you can get some support. Xx

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