The reason I write about invisible illness is because this is the biggest part of my world. The reason I share it on my social media, rather than only in my blog or in a closed group is because my biggest desire and fervent passion is for us all to talk about it outloud, upfront, in the mainstream. That is where it is spoken about least due to stigma and shame. Too many people have died from lack of talk, lack of connection, and lack of understanding. We who are ill have had to hide behind closed doors for way too long. Since I’ve lost everything short of my life I am no longer afraid. There is nothing left to lose but life itself. I am indeed a lucky one to still be alive.