Long Island's 2nd Annual CRPS / RSD Awareness Walk!
CRPS is a REAL medical condition! Sometimes you can see the effects of it easily on a person, sometimes you can't. Sometimes you can see the pain of crps all over someone's face. Sometimes you can see the exhaustion in the way that they hold their body. Sometimes the person has a sling, a splint, a brace, a cane, a wheelchair, or some other medical mobility device. Sometimes we do leave the house because we'll go absolutely, positively insane if we don't. Sometimes we smile and laugh. Does that mean were ok or magically cured? Absolutely not. It just means we're trying to live our life despite this awful condition.
So please, if you're on a bus or train and someone asks you if they could please sit, don't just ignore them or rudely say no, take a minute and think about the person who asked. Think about all the "invisible illnesses" out there. Think about what that means for a person's body. Pain, feelings of sickness, headaches/migraines, medications that have all kinds of side effects including more exhaustion, fogginess, and loss of balance. How do you feel when you're sick? On medication? And if you can, maybe give up your seat for this person. They most likely wouldn't have asked if they didn't need it. Thank you in advance (:
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