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Issue #240: Learning to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor’s & How the Unpredictability of Chronic Pain Really Messes You Up

Issue #240: How the Unpredictability of Chronic Pain Really Messes You Up & Learning to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor's | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 20 November 2020. Issue #240.

In this issue: Baskets can be really useful for accessibility at home; you can keep hobby equipment and comfort tools in the right spots. Chronic pain really messes with your psyche, as you get worried when things are stable beyond ‘the norm’. Some days you are just too exhausted, too stiff, and in too much pain, so these kitchen and cooking tips may help. Learning to advocate for yourself at the doctor’s by forming expectations, as opposed to being ‘doctor-led’. Tis’ the season for giving and receiving, and A Chronic Voice is looking for Christmas Giveaway sponsors, which will benefit all involved! Your perspective of a bad day matters, as it sets up the framework for how you approach the rest of the day. The unpredictability of chronic pain is heavy, as sometimes nothing seems to be a trigger as well, yet you have to deal with it. Don’t be afraid to keep reaching out to ask your chronically ill friend out, it can really make their day. Makeup isn’t just about changing appearances, but can also be a tool for self-esteem, confidence and self-care if that’s your thing. Chronic illness robs not just the patient’s quality of life, but their loved ones’ around them suffer, too.

*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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