[by Sarah] ****🙏🏼This is not just about me but so many family and friends I know who have suffered with these illnesses .🙏🏼****
Years in pain, tired and the many changes for no reason or apparent reason ... Hiding everything from someone else, pretending to be doing better than you are; until it no longer works. No matter how strong you want to be. Then the moment comes when they tell you what you have ... You have mixed feelings: you finally know what you have, but how do you deal with it?
Lack of encouragement, wanting to lie down, taking medication frequently; having a whole pharmacy on top of the nightstand. Then, the daily responses, "Why did you get so fat?" “I have this great diet, if you just go out and exercised.
That once beautiful hair of yours now awful and it falls out. What happened to you??....
This is all true and that's why I'm sharing it!
Silent and invisible diseases do exist ... When you have an invisible disease it is difficult to argue from your perspective with ignorant people. Life takes a lot of turns !!!
Tired of being told: * Did you go to the doctor? * Have you tried this? * Have you tried that? * I don’t know what else we can do for you...
Yes! I tried and still try everything !!! Doctors say this disease is forever. That I will not heal. However, I am not giving up, but I want to make others realize: * A nap will not cure me but it will help me ... * I am not lazy, I take medication and it sometimes makes me sleepy. * I am not angry but sometimes cranky with pain. * I struggle daily with pain, mobility problems, fatigue, the criticism of my environment.
Most frustratingly, people look at me and say, "It can't be that bad; you look good " Despite the fact that my body is experiencing excruciating pain everywhere, of course I look good, I always try to look good, it is an "invisible" disease.
This disease affects me physically, mentally and emotionally. Because rare autoimmune diseases cannot be seen, but we feel them. And they are there ... Silent attack but extra painful.
I am looking at those who take the time to read this post to the end. The following request is sent to the post: Please, for me and in honor of someone who fights against: -Crohn’s Disease -Hashimotos Disease -Graves Disease -Depression -Anxiety -Autoimmune disease -Polycystic ovary syndrome. -Rheumatoid arthritis. -Chronic pain -Endometriosis. -Multiple sclerosis. -Myasthenia gravis. -Pulmonary hypertension. -Chronic fatigue syndrome. -Diabetes -Fibromyalgia. -Raynaud and Scleroderma. -Lupus. -Neuralgia of the trigeminal -Epilepsy -MS -Cancer -Hyperthyroidism or some other disease you don't see. Copy and paste. I understand if you don't, It's okay. Sarah x ... See MoreSee Less
Let’s help support our local businesses and shop locally!Many of our local Independent High Street hospitality businesses are offering either Take aways, Delivery or Click and Collect. Please support them during Lockdown 2 and remember they are trading under strict guidelines so please do take the food and drink away from the premises, it must not be consumed on site and this includes outside spaces. See the links below #HandsFaceSpace #bekind #local #takeaway #foodies #whitstable #tankerton #supportlocal
Café 89 The Tankerton Arms - Tankerton's Micropub Yantze Chinese Restaurant Quite Contrary
Annie's Bistro Blueprint Coffee Cafe + Kitchen Cafe Rio, Whitstable Farm & Harper Four seasons Chinese takeaway Garage Coffee Gilberts Grain and Hearth Bakery The Harbour Garden Cafe Harbour Street Tapas, Whitstable Keith's Coffee Hut Nomad Pizza Whitstable Pearsons Arms,Whitstable Sale&Pepe Samphire Seven Seas Fish Bar & Restaurant Ship Centurion Tea and Times Thai Orchid Whitstable The Forge The Offy The Plough Restaurant Whitstable The Twelve Taps The Umbrella Café Whitstable Fish Market V.C Jones of Whitstable Victoria's Cafe (Whitstable) Ltd Wheelers Oyster Bar Whitstable Coffee Company Windy Corner Stores ... See MoreSee Less
It’s fantastic to see local businesses supporting a great institution during difficult times.
RNLI Whitstable Lifeboat StationMany of our popular annual fundraising events have not been able to go ahead this year due to the current circumstances. This has had a huge impact on donations and raising the vital funds that we depend on as a non-government funded service.
We would like to say a huge thank you to V.C Jones of whitstable and their customers for supporting us during this tricky time, as we know that this is an uncertain time for everyone.
If you’re placing an order with them and wish to donate, here’s how you can help:
➡️ If you’re having food delivered – pop some change or a cheque in an envelope, mark it ‘RNLI’ and their delivery drivers will collect it and add it to their fundraising pot.
➡️ If you’re collecting food – let the person who’s taking your order know that you’d like to donate, then you can do a contactless donation tap at the door. They will also take spare change and pop it in their fundraising lifeboat pot.
For more information or contact details, check out their Facebook here V.C Jones of Whitstable
Once again, we are overwhelmed by the generosity both of the people who live here and the people who visit. It’s this support that enables us to continue to save lives at sea, we thank you all very much. ... See MoreSee Less
ANOTHER SIGHTING !
Geoff has been spotted on the Greta near the wind farms. If you see #mypetoyster get in touch. Recent reports indicate other My Pet Oysters have also gone missing. More information soon. 👀👍
ANOTHER SIGHTING !
Geoff has been seen outside Wheelers Oyster Bar trying to go unnoticed. If you see #mypetoyster please get in touch.
Can anyone help ?
My Pet Oyster’s gone missing.
If anyone’s seen it please let me know and use the hashtag #mypetoyster
#whitstable #whitstablebeach #whitstableoysterfestival #whitstableoysters #whitstablekent #missingpet #lostpets
We were given this stunning lino print by Reuben Haines this week! 😍
Reuben is 18 and so talented.
He’s selling some of his work on his Etsy page, so if you fancy having a piece of VC Jones hanging in your home check out his page