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The term ‘invisible illness’ or ‘invisible disability’ refers to chronic conditions which are not visibly detectable. Some examples include: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), epilepsy and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (P.O.T.S.). These conditions can be extremely debilitating and cause severe pain and fatigue, among other issues that can affect mobility. This book follows a day in the life of Jasmine Lowdon, a 25 year old woman who was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 14 and M.E. and P.O.T.S. at the age of 17. Jasmine has been mostly house-bound for four years now due to her condition and the impact it has on her day-to-day life. Through sharing Jasmine’s story, I hope to tackle the stigma that surrounds invisible illness and relieve some of the judgement directed towards those who do not show obvious signs of their disability