Question by Dinah: Do you remember your first effort to explain your invisible disability?
Did you find it challenging to put into a sentence? That sentence was tricky for me. Finally came up with “permanent digestive and eliminative disorder from surviving pancreatic cancer.” It sounded bookish, but any other sentence would’ve been too long.
Answer by chiliswoman
Personally I think that is way too much information. Most people don’t want or need to know that much. If I were you I would simply say I am a pancreatic cancer survivor. If they are interested in knowing the impact of that – than elaborate and say it has a permanent effect on my digestion system.
When people ask me – I say I have a prosthetic implant in my leg among others things. Then if they ask a question I can gage how much info they really want to know.
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