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Reblog: Saving Face with a Chronic Illness – by Fibronacci at Pain(t)h.D.

I can relate to this so much. A zombie-like existence in a dystopian reality only I could see sums up nicely my 12 years of academic/work life before I crashed completely and left. I often wonder what sort of support … Continue reading

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Reblog: Losing someone to suicide

… Chronic Illness, whether mental, physical or combined, is an incredibly difficult journey. The uncertainty is terrifying, the tests are invasive, the symptoms are debilitating. It is a burden, it is life changing, it is exhausting, it is lonely, it is … Continue reading

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Reblog: How to Cope With Losing Friends After Diagnosis

A great post by Katie: If even you don’t understand your illness, how can you expect others to do the same? … You cannot control the way people view you and what people think about you. You cannot control their … Continue reading

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Reblog: Parenting While Disabled – The Disability File

Some great tips from Erin on parenting a small child when you are disabled or chronically ill. As the parent of a highly energetic six year old, I often feel like my life consists of shuttling him from one activity … Continue reading

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Link: Chronic Pain, Cancelled Plans and Friends

Every chronically ill person, especially young people, regularly faces situations where they have to say no to many plans, turn up late for things and cancel on others at the last moment. They regularly face the unpleasant prospect of having … Continue reading

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Reblog: Seeing Possibility by Jessi

This beautiful post will fill you with hope for a day beyond today, when all your yesterdays have been lost to a chronic illness. Jessi begins with: During my descent into illness, all I could see was what was being taken … Continue reading

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On success in chronic illness

Originally posted on Alex and Ellen's T(alkS)Pot:
Mornings like this I find myself floundering. For the second time with this illness, I find myself detached from the outside world. After months of striving to balance an ever- decreasing…

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Reblog: Something to think about

“A good doctor isn’t the one who knows more, who has read every medical paper ever written some or has an arms length of initials, after their name. Without a doubt, knowledge means a lot, but it makes them knowledgeable, … Continue reading

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Continuing Medical Education (CME) in Humility and Healing

“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.” ― Helen Keller My thoughts related to my invisible illness often revolve around … Continue reading

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