MALS

‘When you see me in a handicapped parking spot, you roll your eyes. My husband explains, ‘She doesn’t get better from this. She ultimately dies from it.’: Woman with multiple chronic illnesses urges ‘not all disabilities are visible’

“When you see me in a handicapped parking spot, you might glare. You may even be like those who have said something rude or left a nasty note on my windshield. I sport titanium rods and screws that go from the base of my head to my mid-back. You wouldn’t know by looking at me I have a terminal illness.”

‘With tears welling up, I muttered, ‘But why does it hurt so much when I eat?’ Nobody could answer me.’: Woman diagnosed with MALS after 5 years of pain, ‘My journey is something to be celebrated’

“I was crying in pain after just a few bites of food. They ran test after test, but not a single one gave us any answers. ‘We have diagnosed you with Anorexia Nervosa. Your head is messing with you.’ I started to doubt my intuition and wonder if maybe this pain was my fault.”

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