Thursday, January 13, 2011

Handling isolation that comes with Chronic Illness

Written by Rose Michels:

The title is ominous, I know. But for so many of us that suffer from chronic illnesses, it’s an all too true reality.

I must preface this by saying that not all people who suffer with a chronic illness experience this.

However, the subtleties of it grow as time passes and one is confronted with the reality of it, be it large or small, at some point in their lives.

It may be as small as the awareness of the decrease of invitations by friends due to our physical limitations. For some, that awareness grows to a more glaring, in your face, epiphany that friends that were always there before suddenly wish no part in your life…excuses a plenty. It’s not even relegated to just friends.

Family roles play a big part of isolation experiences for the chronically ill.

Those closest to us are often the ones to fall into one of two categories. Read more>>

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