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Issue #241: The Chronic Illness Home and Lifestyle is Expensive & It’s Easy to Feel Like No One Understands, But That is Not True

Issue #241: The Chronic Illness Home and Lifestyle is Expensive & It’s Easy to Feel Like No One Understands, But That is Not True | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 27 November 2020. Issue #241.

In this issue: Many people with chronic illness and disability need to make modifications to their home and lifestyle, and this often doesn’t come cheap. The guilt that overwhelms you at the A&E, when your colleague needs to cover your back at work again. If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a chronically ill person from dating, it is to have some respect for yourself. The bravest thing you will ever do is to choose to love yourself, even when no one else will, and even when friends leave you. The challenges of living with invisible illness, as sometimes even doctors ignore or downplay your pain. Listen to your friend with chronic illness and encourage them towards a life of joy, otherwise don’t speak. Whether the scientific community agrees to it or not, the weather sure triggers pain for many with chronic illness. It’s easy to feel as if you’re all alone on an island and that no one else understands, but that is not true. The desire to hide your struggles at time, as you don’t want to slow others down, or for them to push you. Not getting enough quality sleep can have such a detrimental impact to our stress and energy levels throughout the day.

*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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