Responses to Illness

Something visual to try and shake up these blues.  I still haven’t been feeling great and I don’t have much to say on the subject.  So I leave you with this:

If physical illnesses were treated like mental illnesses..

24 thoughts on “Responses to Illness

  1. Wanderer

    So sorry you’re still not feeling well. The picture was darkly humorous in some ways–but it really is sad and frightening that mental illness is treated that way. Sending warm thoughts your way, Pen.

    1. Pen Post author

      It really is. I can talk easily at work about my malignant hypertension, but not any of my mental-health. The stigma exists and it is dark and bleak.

      1. Pen Post author

        Hah. That sounds lovely. I work with a bunch of health nuts who apparently have the freakin’ bodies and minds of demi-gods or something.

      2. Mental Mama

        Ick, boring.

        No, lots of loons and people who bake cookies to share and soon we’ll get cookie trays and cakes and all kinds of good stuff. And we laugh a lot, sometimes inappropriately. We’re dirtballs really.

  2. Grainne

    It’s very true, and sad, these little comic strips. I’ve been thinking of you non-stop. Please feel free to reach out if you need an ear. You’re probably so exhausted… xoxoxo Much love, my friend.

    1. Pen Post author

      I’m so very touched that you’ve been thinking of me. I’m sorry I didn’t reply to your sweet email those weeks ago. I read it and at least attempted a smile. Sent you a reply today.
      Exhausted I don’t think even describes the level of tired I am anymore. I know you understand. Piles of love. ❤

      1. Grainne

        Love back in droves, my friend!! I didn’t expect a reply but I’m so glad you read it and it almost made you nearly smile. 😉 I know how hard it is to do so when you feel like your body is betraying you. xoxoxo Emailed you this morn. Get back to me any time okay? *hugs tight*

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    1. Pen Post author

      It’s sad how true it is.

      I’m mostly ok-ish. That’s about the best I can do right now. But I do really appreciate your thoughts. Sending lots of hugs.

    1. Pen Post author

      Thank you lovely friend. It’s nice to hear from you. Sorry I’m rotten right now about keeping up. Thought of you the other day. Thanks for your thoughts. Lots of hugs.

  4. steven1111

    I’ve gotten all this advice and more myself. It’s cool to make fun of it but it’s too real sometimes too. Thanks for that chuckle about it tho. It helps to laugh now and then, eh? 😉 I write about Invisible Illness at and just posted about keeping a sense of humor. Please feel free to join me there.
    Thanks for your post.

    1. Pen Post author

      Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I think it does help to chuckle here and there, even if the subject addressed is rather dark. Mental-health stigma really is just so last century.

      I’ll have to take a peek at your blog. I appreciate you dropping by 🙂

      Take care and warm thoughts!


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