11 September 2011 ~ 12 Comments

7 Lessons I have Learned from being Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness

  Be patient with yourself and know that you probably won’t get well overnight. It can take months and even years to experience some sense of normalcy again and some people never do, but they learn to adapt. Remember that life may never be the same again. Don’t be afraid to mourn your old life, […]






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24 July 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Interview with Toni Bernhard, Author of How To Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

In 2001, Toni Bernhard was struck down by a mysterious virus during a trip to Paris. She never recovered. She now suffers from what she herself describes in her book as “the symptoms accompanying a severe flu, including the dazed sick feeling and low-grade headache, but without the fever, the sore throat and the cough. […]






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16 August 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Ode To My Thyroid

http://dearthyroid.org/thyroid-poetr-by-sarah-downing/ You crept up on me you SOB Destroyed my life as it used to be Accused of laziness because I’m tired A symptom that this illness has sired Accused of greed because I’m overweight But I’m hardly ever hungry; I just caught you too late! Thanks to you, thyroid, I have Epstein-Barr With you, […]






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