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Issue #210: For Many with Chronic Illness, Lockdown Life is Pretty Much the Norm & Sometimes We Just Need to Hang in There and Ride it Out

Issue #210: For Many with Chronic Illness, Lockdown Life is Pretty Much the Norm & Sometimes We Just Need to Hang in There and Ride it Out | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 24 April 2020. Issue #210.

In this issue: It’s okay to be in survival mode, remind yourself that things will not always be this way. Those who live with chronic and mental illness know what it’s like to be in lockdown every day – share your best tips in this form. Social care in England (and really around the world) is designed more for the elderly, and rarely for those with complex medical needs. Hang in there, sometimes all we can do is to sit and ride the waves out. We can’t change anyone who isn’t ready, but we can keep showing up for them until they are. Feeling better physically frees up our mental capacity so that we can handle stress better. The wish that workplace accommodations during the COVID-19 lockdown could also be in place for the disabled on regular days. The invisibility of FND and many chronic illnesses, where you don’t see a person faking being well in order to preserve dignity. For many with chronic illness, the way we live our lives during the lockdown is pretty much our norm. For many who are in lockdown and self isolation now, they have many usable hours in a day, unlike those with chronic illness who still need a lot of time to rest and recover.

*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: My Responses to “A Day in the Life” Linkup (What Does ‘Normal’ Even Mean?)

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