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Issue #249: The Shame Spoonies Feel When They Can’t Keep Up with Basic Hygiene & The Extra Costs of Chronic Illness That Insurance Doesn’t Cover

Friday, 22 January 2021. Issue #249.

In this issue: Whilst insurance may provide a wheelchair, often their quality isn’t sufficient for a decent quality of life and even cause more aches and pains. We are all unique individuals with different strengths and weaknesses, who deserve a voice and to form connections. Not wanting to weigh anyone down and the guilt that comes with it is a common feeling for many with chronic fatigue and illness. For someone with chronic illness, reading provides an outlet to go somewhere, when we have to stay put. Those with chronic illnesses are not hypochondriacs or spoilt brats; a bit of germ exposure can actually cause a lot of harm. A scientist finds scientific proof of ME/CFS whilst researching a cure for his son. Dystonia and chronic pain do not follow any rules, and their multiple attacks can wear on your self-esteem. Patience is essential in the new year for sanity of mind, with the ongoing pandemic. The shame spoonies often feel when they can’t keep up with showers and basic hygiene as the effort is too much. Our lives are far from perfect, but they are just as important despite chronic illness.

*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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