LIVING, WORKING & SURVIVING WITH ARTHRITIS
Sharing your illness and the variety of effects occurring within your body and mind is difficult. Nobody wants to be a “Negative Nelly” or “Debbie Downer”, but everyone wants to be able to share their painful situations. Gaining trust and support from your peers remains a major factor in surviving and flourishing when dealing with a chronic illness. You and I both know this, but the tough situation persists.
Speaking out is cathartic for your soul. Your stress goes down and your friends / family realize you are not being lazy while saying, “No.” You want to be the “perfect” person you remember being before getting sick, but is it worth the pain? I believe your friends will understand and support you, but they need to know your unique situation.
I happened along this blog, “Managing arthritis pain starts with a conversation” and found it honest, interesting and most of all encouraging. Below is the URL for the blog, “Managing arthritis pain starts with a Conversation”
SHARE YOUR PERSONAL STORIES WITH THIS LINK ..... http://www.thepain.ca/
Whether or not you are suffering with any type of arthritis, please give it a read. If you are suffering, it leads you to an interest site for sharing your pain. If you’re not, it could help you understand your friends / family / coworkers situation. We all need a bit of empathy in the challenging world of health care.
Let me know what you think of the article and sharing your pain. I hope it positively affects you also.
Laura, a Crutch Caps Inc. team member