11 tips I’ve learned from 11 years sick

Another list, with many common elements with other lessons learned from being in the ‘kingdom of the ill':

  1. The onset of chronic illness or pain is the beginning of a grieving process
  2. This is just your life
  3. When creating a new life, think outside the box
  4. Don’t spend your precious energy worrying about what others think about your medical condition
  5. There’s no way around it: Friendships are affected by chronic pain and illness
  6. You can be working even though you’re not working
  7. Don’t be afraid of the blues
  8. Make a conscious effort to find the positives in your new life
  9. Find beauty in the commonplace
  10. Thank goodness for the Internet
  11. It’s okay to be a “walking contradiction.”

11 tips I’ve learned from 11 years sick.

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