Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with a disorder called fibromyalgia, a chronic pain and fatigue syndrome. It's incurable.
This makes me look at things differently. I've advocated the right to knowledge for a while and even started my own #KnowledgeShare Twitter trend, where I share interesting facts that many people don't know about.
And when it sunk in that my whole future may change, that things might just continue to deteriorate - I realised how little I or anyone else around me knew about it. Some call it an 'invisible syndrome' because it has no known cause, but in SA, I think it's just plain invisible to the public. This got me thinking: what else don't we know?
There are so many issues, so many topics, so many causes, that many of us simply don't know about. And of course we can't expect schools and universities to clue us in about everything.
But we can share knowledge with each other.
I may have just introduced you to a syndrome you never knew about. It also goes beyond pain and impairs your cognitive abilities - I literally have days when I can't write thoughts down and I take a few seconds to remember my loved ones' names.
Now I'm giving you the chance, with this post as a platform, to tell me about something - a topic, issue, cause, whatever - that you think people should know about.
Excited to hear from you.
Tata for now