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Issue #256: Being Unable to Work Due to Chronic Illness is Heartbreaking & Doctors May be More Knowledgeable, But They Don’t Live in Your Body

Issue 256: Being Unable to Work Due to Chronic Illness is Heartbreaking & Doctors May be More Knowledgeable, But They Don't Live in Your Body

Friday, 12 March 2021. Issue #256.

In This Issue:

  1. Everyone with chronic illness has their own special pain relief toolkit that works specifically for them.
  2. We still have a long way to go in terms of conversation and stigma in relation to suicide and suicidal ideation.
  3. People who don’t live with chronic pain simply do not understand it; that when our bodies say to stop, we need to listen or suffer terrible consequences.
  4. Because of my lack from being chronically ill, I can be filled up with the beauty of life itself.
  5. Self-identity is based on how you view your own self, what you care about and your priorities; not your work or productivity levels.
  6. When you live with chronic pain, it is persistent, consistent, and there is never an ‘off’ button.
  7. Being unable to work due to chronic illness is heartbreaking and not easy to give up on.
  8. Doctors need to understand that treatment is a two-way street; they may have more knowledge, but they do not live in your body.
  9. When you can’t help but smile at your loved one’s efforts to make you feel better when you’re in a bad mood.
  10. It’s nice to support a fellow spoonie, and one way to do so is through purchasing things via their affiliate links.

*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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