You are not your chronic illness

This is one of those topics that drives me to distraction. I have blogged about it before. I bet my opinion about it shifts every five years when I do because it changes the longer I am chronically ill or my perspective changes. You are definitely not your chronic illness And you definitely are. AHhhhhhhhhh! … Continue reading You are not your chronic illness

Chronic illness: Your comfort zone and the sameness of it all

I always worry about our comfort zone. How comfortable it gets. I'm not sure I like the idea of being comfortable at all. I want to strive. There are some things I think about when it comes to chronic illness: We have to pace We have to stay within our limits or we will regret … Continue reading Chronic illness: Your comfort zone and the sameness of it all

Chronic illness: When life expands. When life shrinks.

Chronic illness and coping can change our lives in many ways. When life expands I recently have had medical treatment for my major depressive disorder and I have been going to the pain clinic for chronic pain. Those are pretty tangled together: pain and depression. And with both of them being treated at the same … Continue reading Chronic illness: When life expands. When life shrinks.