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Issue #258: ‘Tell Me You Have (a Chronic Illness) Without Telling me You Have (a Chronic Illness)’ & A Major Barrier to Non-Compliance is the Cost of Medications

Issue 258: 'Tell Me You Have (a Chronic Illness) Without Telling me You Have (a Chronic Illness)' & A Major Barrier to Non-Compliance is the Cost of Medications

Friday, 26 March 2021. Issue #258.

In this issue:

  1. A major barrier to non-compliance is the cost of medications; other factors include fear from side effects, pain from swallowing and more.
  2. A mishmash of topics for the March writing prompts – hosting issues, puppy pics and work life balance with chronic illness.
  3. Find other ways to feel productive and contribute to cope with being stuck at home, such as being there for someone else who’s having a hard time via phone.
  4. Living with multiple chronic illnesses is like walking a tightrope of deciding what to treat first, and if it’s worth treating it if it will worsen another condition.
  5. Do not let ‘shoulds’ and ‘should nots’ manipulate you, and sap you of your humanity.
  6. Sleep posture is different from seated or standing posture; it’s more about finding one you’re comfortable with.
  7. Giving advice to a chronically ill person as someone who’s healthy and with zero medical knowledge is like saying they haven’t tried hard enough to feel better.
  8. People with chronic illnesses and disabilities deserve to be treated with respect, access and love for being resilient human beings. They deserve happiness.
  9. ‘Tell me you have ___ without telling me you have ___’ – you rarely, if ever, leave the house without some kind of medication on you, as a person with chronic illness.
  10. Emotional eating isn’t simply about consumption, but about the reasons behind why you’re doing it.

*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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