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Issue #166: The Worries as a Young Person Diagnosed with Chronic Illness & a Wheelchair Isn’t Just a Mobility Tool, It is Also a Friend and More

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Friday, 21 June 2019. Issue #166.

In this issue: The worries as a young person when diagnosed with chronic illness. The ‘A Day in the Life’ Linkup aims to show how different life can be for us all, especially those with chronic illnesses or disabilities. The frustration and boredom of chronic pain and being confined to your bed day and night. Fibromyalgia is a disease of the Central Nervous System; it isn’t autoimmune, rheumatological or psychosomatic. It hurts when others don’t believe that you’re hurting, especially when it comes from another sick person who should understand even better. When you think you have less rights to your opinions in a relationship, because you’re already a burden to begin with. Chronic inflammation reduces dopamine levels in the brain, thus reducing motivation. An update from the hospital – the home that nobody loves. Anger at the made-up idea that people on disability are lazy fakers or who actively make their pain worse. A wheelchair is an intimate friend, bodyguard, assistant, and not just a mere mobility tool.

*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.

Read More: Tips & Tools to Help Regain Independence with a Disability or Chronic Illness

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  • It is awful that at this point in time we are still having this battle. That people mouth understanding but so many don’t put into practices. Stay strong. Your blog is needed to let people know they are not alone.

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