How To Avoid the Isolation of Chronic Illness
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|Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:37pm|
It is so easy to get in the habit of being alone. Sometimes being alone is fine. There is a difference in being alone, and being lonely.
Isolation is a big issue for those who suffer from a chronic, painful illness. We have a difficult time making plans because we never know how we are going to feel any given part of any given day.
I have read heart breaking accounts from people suffering with moderate to severe RA who have become isolated. It is a universal story. The only difference is the nmes of the people involved.
Consider this: You can't work anymore, but you stay in touch via email or Facebook with some of your old coworkers. You get invited to lunch and a shopping trip this coming Saturday. You really want to go, but you are afraid you might not be having a good day, and you worry about keeping up with your able-bodied friends. What do you do?
To read more, go to: http://www.healthcentral.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/c/499724/159057/ra?ic=6100