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Issue #221: The Many Maybes When You Live with Chronic Illness & What is Ableism All About?

Issue #221: The Many Maybes When You Live with Chronic Illness & Find Out What Ableism is All About | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 10 July 2020. Issue #221.

In this issue: The many maybes and unpredictability of living with chronic illnesses. Endorse and support deserving chronic illness and disability advocates in the WeGo Health Awards. Every tissue in your body renews and heals at a faster rate whilst you sleep. Seeing the opportunity in uncomfortable encounters as moments to educate others about chronic illness. Money is often on a chronic illness patient’s wish list, especially for those who can’t work and get limited benefits. The fear of not being able to trust the people who are supposed to help you can make chronic illness even more stressful than it already is. Ableism is the discrimination and prejudice against disabled people, based on the belief that typical abilities are superior. The importance of speaking openly and communicating in a relationship, when your partner has a chronic illness. Whilst you may not be able to do things like you did before you fell chronically ill, be proud for your resilience in bouncing back and adapting to your new normal. Chronic illness and chronic pain always lurks in the background and you can’t switch it off, even if you manage to ignore it for a bit.

*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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