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skye @disabilisaur
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able-bodied people are often stumped by how chronically ill people wish for positive test results.

"why would you wish to test positive for an incurable illness?"

because we're sick and a positive result is the only thing that will make doctors willing to help us. that's why.
as long as doctors cannot find proof of your symptoms - on a x-ray, a blood test, a biopsy, etc - they do not believe your symptoms are real

and in the rare case that they do they underestimate how bad they are

and in the rare case that they don't they still don't want to help
proof of a serious disease is specifically the thing that, for many of us, opens the door to a chance of getting better.

it's the thing that gives us access to treatment, supports and accommodations.

we already know that we're sick. a diagnosis isn't news. it's confirmation.
so, here's the obligatory donation request, i need some funds to care for my cats so they can stay happy and healthy 🙏

If you're sick & still don't know what you have, MCAS is a common but rarely diagnosed illness that is highly variable and presents in a myriad of ways,

but it's well manageable and treatable and here's my big info thread on it, might be worth looking at

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