... or did I? Lent Is a Christian observance during the 40 days before Easter. During this time Christians may do a literal fast (say juice/water and/or bread). There is also the practice of fasting from luxuries or things that distract a person from their faith. This is much like Christ's 40 days of fasting in …
I am still dealing with my eyes adjusting after the cataract surgeries, seasonal allergies (that for me are year-round), a fibro-flare and the anxiety of trying to figure out how we can financially survive without moving. That is all and above my regular chronic pain issues. It is also not taking into account my battle …
A very thorough and thoughtful insight into chronic illness management from my dear friend Sam Moss from “My Medical Musings”. This is good reading for both people with chronic illness and those that care for them.
At the start of a new week or month, I have a, “what’s on your calendar?” segment on my Facebook Forum, Medical Musings with Friends.
The idea is to take a quiet moment, to think about what lies ahead. We muse about how we are feeling, what we are concerned about, what we are excited about.
Appointments, celebrations and milestones are shared by members, so together we can support and encourage each other.
Sharing those thoughts in a safe place, like an online chronic illness group, is really cathartic. Writing down your thoughts and speaking about them, can help provide clarity in the midst of pain and disease.
Uncertainty often encompasses life at every turn when living with chronic disease. Having friends to turn to, online or otherwise, who are walking in your shoes, can provide so much comfort.
The Chronic Disease Curveball
Sometimes though, when our pain or disease…
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