Do you ever wonder if people look at you and see you the way you see yourself?
After the last few days stuck in a hospital room the size of a broom closet, with no deodorant or hairbrush-god I hope not.
Having an invisible disease, its not always blatantly obvious that you’re feeling like a flu-y, death-like, overly fatigued mannequin hunting for that top-shelf ginger ale that will top off that promethazine to keep you from hurling in the check-out line.
It’s been a long few weeks for me, if you’ve been following along. And while I got real cozy about my colon in my last post, I’m not always one for being all “hey! I’m a professional patient!” in my day-to-day life. But I can be brazen. I can get with the times and the hashtags (#HospitalGlam)!
Because really, who needs personal boundaries?
And that was proved in high resolution a few weeks ago as I shot with insanely talented photographer Liz Wigoda for some glamorous promotional photos for my new book, illustrating a day in the life of a patient.
Liz was so amazing on set and helped me feel so much less self-conscious than I was…you know…with my bare butt basically hanging out where I stock up on gatorade. (She also does beautiful baby shots and pregnancy pictures!)
Don’t forget to share–and check back for more updates on the upcoming Outsmarting Chronic Illness: How to Stay Sane, Calm the Chaos, and Live One Step Ahead of Your Most Inconvenient Symptoms.