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Issue #170: Believe in Your Friend’s Pain & Keep Checking in on Them. We Truly Do Appreciate You!

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Friday, 09 July 2019. Issue #170.

In this issue: Help wanted – pick your favourite chronic illness slogans! There is no other way but to work towards our future slowly, for those of us living with chronic illnesses. ‘I believe you’ are powerful words, especially when many of your friends with chronic pain are often told they are faking or exaggerating it. Which part of living with chronic illness, unrelated to the pain itself, gets you down the most? – Help fill in this form thank you! A book review on ‘Hypermobility Without Tears’, written by a movement therapist who has EDS herself. Turning 50 with chronic illness, and buying a paddleboard as a gift to try for the first time! Things not to say to your friends with chronic illnesses, keep checking in on them, and we truly appreciate you for it! It’s easy to lose hope and forgo your passions when you’re in constant pain, but it’s important to keep those small flames of life alight. Wearing a bra can be painful for many women who live with chronic pain, and recommendations for alternatives. Grief at its most fundamental is about loss, and being diagnosed with chronic illness is a huge loss.

*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: 7 Ways to Be a Better Friend to Someone with a Chronic Illness (and 3 Things You Should Never Do)

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