100 questions and answers about chronic illness by Norman R., Ruescher L.

By Norman R., Ruescher L.

Even if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, or are a chum or relative of somebody being affected by persistent sickness, this booklet deals aid. the one textual content on hand to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately power affliction can provide authoritative, functional solutions on your questions about healing procedures and caliber of existence, and gives resources of aid from either the health care provider s and sufferer s viewpoints. This e-book is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of power ailment.

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I keep trying but nothing works. What can I do? 22. How can I make other people understand what I am going through? There is a scene in the movie Gone with the Wind where Melanie is about to give birth just as the Yankee troops are attacking Atlanta. Scarlett O’Hara and Prissy, the young slave girl, are her only attendants. ” Wouldn’t it be nice if that worked? When we are suffering the effects of chronic illness— pain, fatigue, fear, loss of control, anger, despair—we want to cut the physical and emotional pain in half.

Should I tell people about my condition? More . . ’s comment: I never go out anymore. How can I? I never know when I will have to get to a bathroom really fast! It’s so embarrassing. I have to be so careful about what I eat. People are always telling me to try just a little of this or that, one slip won’t hurt. They are so wrong. I don’t want to offend anybody, but I don’t want to make my disease the topic of conversation. Most of the time, I am too tired to entertain. And even when I am around people, I have nothing much to talk about.

They will remind you to rest, eat, or whatever, leaving you feeling like you are a helpless child. Some people, however, won’t get it. Convincing them is not worth your limited energy. The decision to disclose is very personal. Remember that you can’t control how others will react or how they will treat you. The only reactions that you can control are yours. Casual acquaintances really don’t need to know about your health. You don’t tell them how much money is in your bank account, or how often you floss your teeth, or about your crazy Uncle Joe.

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