Sorry guys, I know I’m spamming you with all my illness talk lately. Having been more or less bedridden for three months now, and finally starting to feel better, I’m on a bit of a kick of trying to bring some awareness of idiopathic hypersomnia, and chronic illness in general.

This struck me this morning as I was writing a post for my ‘year in the life of invisible illness’ blog, and I think it’s one of the hardest things for normals to understand:

Because when you’re having a good day, it just raises more questions. How long will this last? Do I risk a morning shower? Should I take my stimulant to clear up the last of the brain fog? Can I get my writing done if I don’t? How much will it fuck me up for the next few days if I do?

Even when you’re feeling well, your illness is still looking over your shoulder.