It’s happened many times — I’ll be conversing with people I assume don’t know any of my diagnoses, and if my disability or mental illness comes up in conversation, their response tells me they definitely know about my health conditions.
But I didn’t tell them, so who did? I’ll spend a few seconds feeling uncomfortable, wondering if a family member disclosed one of my medical conditions, and then I’ll move on — albeit a little miffed that I didn’t have the opportunity to share my diagnosis on my terms.
Sometimes in these moments, though, I can’t stop questioning how my diagnosis came up without my knowledge. Who shared it? Did they casually mention my cerebral palsy or mental illnesses in conversation?Read more on themighty.com