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Dating and Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill? by Catherine Patient Expert Posted Mon 20 Jul 2009 12:02am Dating and Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill? (cross-posted at BlogHer Health & Wellness ) As a person living with chronic illness, I was intrigued to read a post on dating with fibromyalgia. I can totally understand how complicated relationships can be – especially when you are living w ... Read on »
Chronic Illness There are many types of chronic illness by liping Posted Tue 08 Dec 2009 11:56pm Chronic Illness There are many types of chronic illness, from diabetes and AIDS to arthritis and persistent fatigue. While medical science has made great strides in developing effective treatments for the physical effects of these diseases, many victims still face a staggering challenge to their mental and emotional health. One of the biggest fears ... Read on »
Dating and Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill? by Catherine Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:01pm Dating and Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill? (cross-posted at BlogHer Health & Wellness ) As a person living with chronic illness, I was intrigued to read a post on dating with fibromyalgia. I can totally understand how complicated relationships can be – especially when you are living w ... Read on »
Living, Coping, and Blogging with Chronic Illness BlogHers– Living, Coping, and Blogging with Chronic Illness by Catherine Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:01pm   This is a post I did for BlogHer, that I thought would be great to include here. And since I don’t have the strength to writing a post at the moment, I thought adding this would be an acceptable alternative…Hope you think so too.   Health & Wellness BlogHers – Living, Coping, and Blogging with Chronic Illness By Catherin ... Read on »
Living, Coping, and Blogging with Chronic Illness BlogHers- Living, Coping, and Blogging with Chronic Illness by Catherine Patient Expert Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 1:01am   This is a post I did for BlogHer, that I thought would be great to include here. And since I don’t have the strength to writing a post at the moment, I thought adding this would be an acceptable alternative…Hope you think so too.   Health & Wellness BlogHers - Living, Coping, and Blogging with Chronic Illness By Catherin ... Read on »
Does having a chronic illness mean one is chronically sick? by Carolyne .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 4:53pm What an interesting week this has been…On one hand, I went in to work, and overheard someone say “Wow – it’s amazing she keeps working with how sick she is!” On the other hand, I went to the first weekend workshop of my Yoga Teacher Training course, and heard “Wow – what a warrior you are! You are amazing!” One word – Two very different perspec ... Read on »
3August 14, 2009Dealing With an Invisible Chronic Illness – But, you don’t even look sick! by Lana B. Facebook Posted Fri 14 Aug 2009 12:00am For those of us with an invisible chronic illness such as Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis or Fibromyalgia, hearing the words “but, you even look sick” can be quite frustrating. That frustration comes from the fact that you are in fact sick and people do not understand how sick you really are. This is a big misconception that lies in the ... Read on »
Being sick when you are Chronically ill. by Wendy H. Posted Fri 12 Oct 2012 9:49pm image by Fukari on deviantArt.com People who are chronically ill have to deal with symptoms every day…some days are better, some are worse…but what about when you get sick from something else. Even a cold can knock me for a loop.  There have been many times this year that I’ve felt I’ve had a cold, but it’s only lasted a couple of d ... Read on »
Being Sick when you are Chronically Ill by Wendy H. Posted Sun 27 Jan 2013 12:17am I’m sure it’s not the same for everyone who has a chronic illness, but for me, being sick on top of it is very hard to deal with. First when you get sick, you often have to distinguish if your symptoms might be from part of your chronic illness or illnesses.  That can be very difficult sometimes.  I often feel like I’m catching a cold but ... Read on »