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Issue #157: The Mimicry of Autoimmune Disorders & Gratitude May be a Simple Activity, but It Trains Your Brain to Seek Positivity

Issue #157: The Mimicry of Autoimmune Disorders & Gratitude May be a Simple Activity, but It Trains Your Brain to Seek Positivity | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 19 April 2019. Issue #157.

In this issue: Autoimmune disorders mimic so many symptoms that even doctors have difficulty telling them apart at times. Living with chronic illness is a constant education on coping mentally and physically. Gratitude may be a simple activity, but it trains your brain to seek positivity. Emilia Clarke’s commitment to raising awareness and transforming aftercare for brain injury. The shock of seeing your ravaged face, as doctors try to stabilise your symptoms. It’s difficult to cope as it is with chronic illness, without the addition of ‘regular’ sicknesses. The subtle blood thinning effect of certain foods you need to watch out for with a blood clotting disorder. Imagining a day of painlessness, and thoughts of self medicating. Perspective on depression as a form of grief, for our lives not being what it should be. Breaking the stigma on anal cancer, and gratitude for a body that functions as intended.

*Note: This article is meant for educational purposes, and is based on each person’s individual experiences and circumstances. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols.

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