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Issue #127: Beautiful Portraits of Women with Ostomy Bags & How to Help a Friend Who May be Contemplating Suicide

Issue #127: Beautiful Portraits of Women with Ostomy Bags & How to Help a Friend Who May be Contemplating Suicide | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 14 September 2018. Issue #127.

In this issue: Accept and surround yourself with supportive resources to heal from the bad days. The many thought responses to the comment, “but you don’t look sick”. Joy can also be found in small achievements, and not just during fun times. Beautiful portraits of women with invisible illnesses and ostomy bags. Chronic pain isn’t a competition; there is no need to put someone else who’s suffering down. The varying degrees of brain fog, where others can even assume you’re drunk. Managing pain is a continual experimentation and adaptation. Loneliness and isolation are huge problems that come with chronic illness. Depression doesn’t discriminate, and how to help a friend who may be contemplating suicide. Taking one day at a time with chronic illness, which can help with feelings of being overwhelmed.

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