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Issue #218: The Problem with the Phrase ‘It Could be Worse’ & The Many Hidden Costs Living with Chronic Illness or Disability

Issue #218: The Problem with the Phrase ‘It Could be Worse’ & The Many Hidden Costs Living with Chronic Illness or Disability | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 19 June 2020. Issue #218.

In this issue: Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that causes the victim to question their own sanity and validity. There are many other costs involved in living with chronic illness or disability apart from seeing doctors and medications. Every person with disability knows that that are alternatives to plastic straws, yet plastic straws have many necessary attributes that these alternatives don’t. Whatever face mask you choose to use, it has to cover your mouth and nose fully or viruses can still get in. The exhaustion of living with the highs and lows of chronic pain, where often you’re just begging for relief when you hit rock bottom again. The extra problems that Antiphospholipid Syndrome bring when deciding upon life-saving surgery. ‘It could be worse’ is a phrase that’s often uttered to try and bring comfort, yet actually devalues a sufferer’s experience and pain. Some alternative and complementary pain relieving products to help manage chronic pain, with doctors less willing to provide pain medications. Vitamin D is essential in many bodily functions and cells, including the respiratory system, immune system and more. Even if you don’t believe that masks will protect you from infections, it’s irresponsible and selfish not to use one, when it might protect others.

*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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