#Metoo patients?

Aasmund Ryningen
2 min readNov 8, 2020


Not too long ago I read an interesting article.

The author made claims that having a so-called ‘invisible disease’ made life difficult for her. Simply put, normal people who weren’t sick couldn’t see her struggles. It would have been much more different if she’d had a broken arm, an amputated leg or suffered from hair loss because they underwent cancer treatment.

And in so doing, she coined a hashtag whose name I cannot remember, but it was closely related to #Metoo, only it had to do with disease and not sexual harassment.

Of course that doesn’t mean that anybody would wish they had such a disease. Nobody in their right minds would want a disease, right?

However, in terms of having to deal with the consequences and the acceptance of people around you, you’ll see that to a lot of people, they have it easier if they have a visible disease.

I’ll give you an example.

Let’s say that it’s your best friend’s Carol’s birthday and you’re all excited for her. You’ve planned this big thing and you’ve invested a lot of time and energy into this celebration. Your role in at the party is to dress up as her favorite character from some TV show that you watched together when you were kids.

Sounds exciting, right?

Well, the day comes and you have to call in sick. You just cannot make it today. Even though you were the one who was kind of like the center of attention when it came to the entertainment, there’s no way you can go. You just know your body too well. It simply won’t work today. It’s one of those days.

Do you think your friends will be more understanding and supportive of you if you had a neck brace because you were involved in a car accident and suffered damages to your neck and head, than if you had some invisible disorder called fibromyalgia?

You know the kind of disorder where one day your body actually works fine, but the next day it feels like you’re in some Medieval torture chamber?

Where one day you can hang out with your friends and have fun, while the next day, you can barely open your mouth?

You know the answer yourself.

So few non-sick people accept invisible diseases and disorders.

There’s always a snarky comment or some passive-aggressive gossip going on behind your back. About how you managed to show up one day, but then the next day, when things, totally by chance got a little more hectic, you had to call in sick. Almost like you’re planning to stay sick when they really need you the most.

Ain’t life beautiful?

Anyway, this won’t help you getting rid of passive-aggressive gossiping and mean comments, but it can potentially be the start of your path to a new, better and improved life.

And it’s called CBD oil.

You can get it at a lot of online stores.

​​​​​​​What are you waiting for?