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Issue #228: Self Compassion is the Root of Self-Care & We Have the Right to Understand What Our Treatments Do as Patients

Issue #228: Self Compassion is it Root of Self-Care & We Have the Right to Understand What Our Treatments Do as Patients

Friday, 28 August 2020. Issue #228.

In this issue: Simply being there for someone in pain can mean the world to them. Expanding the Chronic Illness Social Pod together as a team. Twitter can be great for advocacy issues, and it can be encouraging to see chronic illnesses recognised and campaigned for. Positivity can become toxic when we live in denial, and can be worse when others choose to ignore problems using it. Life goals can be fickle and difficult to achieve as a person with chronic illness, as we try to reach out for them on those rare good days. One of the top articles on the blog is about Antiphospholipid Syndrome surprisingly, which I presume is because there is precious little experiences shared about it out there. Whilst we may not have medical degrees as patients, we have the right to understand what our treatments do. How to drink more water as dehydration can lead to many health problems such as gout, constipation, back pain and more. When you live with chronic illness there is always a constant level of pain there, sometimes til the point where we don’t notice it anymore. Self compassion is the root of self-care, as it focuses on self-awareness and wanting to improve things.

*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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