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Dr. Google: Fact vs Fiction
Dr. Google, a term that is used often these days as many use Google as a diagnostic tool when they are feeling ill. Google is a great tool IF you know how to correctly.
Six Tips For Finding Support While Living With Chronic Illness
Living with a chronic illness isn’t easy and neither is finding a good support system. If you are looking for support check out these six tips for finding the support you are looking for.
Positive Thinking | Is It Whack Or Beneficial To The Chronically Ill
Positive thinking is beneficial for many things. But is it really beneficial to those with chronic illness??
9 Tips That Will Improve Your Next “Stick” (Blood Draw or IV Start)
Trips to the lab are not at the top of my list for most enjoyable outing. But hopefully the included tips will help make your next trip more enjoyable.
How Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Affects Those Who Suffers with It and Those Who Carries It
November is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency awareness month, Samantha shares how Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency has forever changed her families lives.
How Chronic Illness Changes Friendship
Friends come and go in all walks of life, seemingly more quickly when you have a chronic illness. Leading to friendships that will indeed be life long.
Tips For Getting The Best Care | From ER Providers When Chronically Ill
If I were to ask anyone who lives with a chronic health issue to make a list of places that they try to AVOID AT ALL COSTS, I believe could safely bet my monthly salary that their local EMERGENCY ROOM would be at the top that list. Not only because of the absurdly long wait times, and the potential exposure to who knows what kind of disgusting germs that could be floating around. But throughout this article I think you will find help with the ten tips I provide to make your next Emergency Room visit run a little smoother.
Facial Pain Awareness Month | Trigeminal Neuralgia
October is Facial Pain Awareness Month which include the condition Trigeminal Neuralgia. As Trigeminal Neuralgia is quite possibly one if not the most painful facial conditions known to man I knew I had to feature it and help to raise awareness of the condition. In honor of it being Facial Pain Awareness Month I did an interview with my very dear friend Carol Walters, who struggles with Trigeminal Neuralgia. So below you will learn what trigeminal neuralgia is and how her daily life is impacted. If any of you reading this relate to journey or her symptoms please make an appt to get in with your doctor to get your symptoms checked out.
Friendship, Family & Chronic Illness | How To Provide Support
Chances are high that if you have a friend or family member who lives with a chronic illness, or was recently diagnosed, that you don’t really know what you can do to help. This is not meant to be a dig towards you by any means. But most able-bodied people struggle because they don’t really know what to say or do. They feel this way because they can’t really relate to what we are feeling. They can’t relate to the chronic pain, or life altering fatigue. In fact, they often wonder if there is actually anything that they could say or do that would make any difference. They fear hurting their friend or family member so they pull away. This is not deliberate, but it is a reflex. So this is an effort to share some tips and ideas to help prevent that and help friends, family, and those with the chronic illness.