There are times for some of us, presumably while we are not using a walking aid or a wheelchair, or even walking where we are standing still talking to a stranger, in a queue, in a crowd, at a restaurant etc where we appear normal. (usualy between walking or between relapses).
A walking aid, a wheelchair, or something visibly different may warn others we can’t quite move as expected but without those visible indicators we can appear “normal” to others. Then there are people who use movement aids, who would probably argue it’s a benefit!
Given I’m relatively new to the condition sometimes I’m left wondering if I’m lucky that not everyone notices I am ill (i.e. I could be worse) or unlucky when people look/talk to me like I’m a liar/lazy. (feel guilty)
There is also that look, you know the one, the…“what the hell is wrong with you?” look
P.S. I’m baking a cake so…