Invisible Suffering: Let's end it now!
Organized by: Jessica Henry
Think you can't help because you can't give a lot? even $1.00 adds up! or you can just pass this along with thanks from all of us in severe chronic pain.
My first goal is treatment on my back so I will be able to see and do things with my soon to be teenage son. I'm fighting so much fear, heartbreak, wondering if I'll ever be able to be the mother my son deserves. I do not get to see him often (once a month or less) because mostly my health, the rest his emotionally abusive father.
Do you have chronic pain due to Anything? Has it kept you from working, being able to do things with your kids (if you have any), or even leading a normal life?
I tried soooooooooooo many things and nothing works. Maybe you feel stuck, totally hopeless, like you'll never be able to get Anywhere in life? And you see all these successful people, want so desperately to be part of them, but can't for for whatever reason. (It's usually very unfortunately financial) Let's change that!
My Story: I have bone degeneration from an injury in a wreck 4 years ago (and partly due to one leg being shorter than the other and not knowing it for 30 years, so causing bone to grind against bone.) The bones in lower part of my back S1 and Facet joints are literally degenerating. It leaves me in constant pain so I cannot hold a regular job. This medical system is so afraid to give you anything that will actually work because of abuse of meds. So treatment for me is not only difficult to get, but very expensive.
My dream is to create a business for other single parents like me so we can take care of our children (or if we even have them!!), and take care of ourselves. There's a LOT more people in chronic pain than you'd imagine. It can ruin your life. Invisible disabilities are the worst. You LOOK fine, so you get judged because you can't do what everyone else does. Whether it's pain, PTSD, SPS, or many many other invisible ones. You might get called lazy, or told to just get over it, deal with it, it's all in your head, you're crazy.. It amounts to bullying.
I am creating a business of custom jewelry, small animal hammocks and play items, on up to custom designed/fit clothing.. We need to not to just survive, but get somewhere in our lives! With this business going I intend to employ the ones who are able to create things, and help them find the treatment or aid they need.
If you'd like to see some of what I've created so far, check out https://www.facebook.com/IvoryOriginals