Stigma: Have You Faced It?
Yesterday I wrote about pain medication and the stigma that’s often connected, but it made me wonder…
What is the largest stigma you’ve faced as a patient before?
Not all of us have faced mental misnomers from others, of course, but sometimes surprising things give pause as CF patients. For example, I sometimes worry about talking about anxious feelings or body dysmorphic undertones, because I don’t want my team to take me any less seriously when I have a physical complaint.
What have you worried about sharing the most? Was it mental health- depression, anxiety, etc- or something else?
I know this is a sensitive one, but hopefully we can create a safe space to honestly reflect together!
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