Is it me or does anyone else hate it when people say that you’re looking better?
I get this all the time, people saying that I’m looking better. But I don’t feel better at all, nothing has changed in that respect. Several of my friends in Dubai who I’ve seen since I’ve been back have said I’m looking better and good and stuff. I think the main reason why they said it is because I look different, my hair has finally all grown back from when I lost over half of it due to a horrible medication side effect. And I’ve also lost a lot of weight since I left. So in that respect I am looking good. And I’m glad when people say ‘Wow Sian you’ve lost so much weight’ or ‘Sian! Your hair has all grown back and looks good’. I’m actually happy with my weight and hair again finally so it is nice when people notice it. But I hate it when people say that I’m looking better because I’m not better at all, I’m far from it. And it really annoys me when people say that. I get it from my mums friends in England as well. I know I should probably take it as a compliment, but when you are suffering from an invisible illness no one can see that you’re sick and in pain so it really annoys me when people say I’m looking better because I’m still as ill and in pain as ever. It’s like if you don’t look sick then you’re not sick. And that’s the problem with invisible illness’ no one can see them so to a lot of people it’s like they’re not there at all.