“You don’t look sick!”
“You’re too pretty to have such a life threatening illness!”
“Why don’t you have the rashes?”
“You can’t go out and have fun!”
-Says everyone I come in contact with when they discover I have lupus.
And it drives me crazy!
Don’t you just hate when people live by stereotypes? Like are you really telling me that I do not have an illness because I don’t look the part?
That is completely absurd!
Must I mope around all day? Would rolling around in a bulky wheelchair suffice? Do I have to have a handicap sticker planted on my license plate or hanging from my rear view mirror?
Would taking stylish selfies in my hospital bed with an IV in arm be better? Must I take a photo of the multi-sized pills I have been prescribed to take daily in order to allow me to successfully make through each day?
Lupus has taken away my long healthy hair, so I cut it into a stylish new cut.
Lupus took away my perfect vision, so I accessorized my eyes with stylish new frames.
I choose not to let the “L” word define me.
I choose to go about my day and my life as normal as possible.
I choose to go against all odds.
I choose to stylishly work my way through this life altering disease.
Signed yours truly,
The Purple ‘Stylish‘ Butterfly ♥