To tell, or not to tell? When it comes to a chronic or serious health issue, that is one sticky question. And if you do decide to tell, what happens next?
For this edition of Patients for a Moment, I asked contributors to contemplate just that, and got an array of thoughtful responses, reactions and reflections on the subject.
Lisa Emrich digs right in at Brass and Ivory with a take on the topic that strikes a personal note with me - as a blogger, do you disclose your real identity or not? What are the pros and cons? Check out the full article: Disclosure: Patients, PR and Participation.
Kirsten ponders disclosing her rheumatoid arthritis from both a personal and professional perspective in her post at Not Standing Still's Disease.
At Novel Patient, Lauren writes about what happens when her illness goes from being invisible to obvious, and how that does or doesn't impact who and how much she talks about her illnesses in Full Disclosure.
Thanks to everyone who contributed this round!I hope you will get as much out of the posts from this edition as I have. Many of them strike a very personal note for me, and this topic is one that I find myself thinking about often, especially now that I am in a new city meeting lots of new people.
Stay tuned for the next edition of Patients for a Moment, which will be hosted by Amanda from This Crazy Miracle Called Life.