‘Compared to what other people are giving up for us, this is nothing. It’s my little piece of what I can do to help.’
‘You are more prepared and more powerful than you think you are. As a patient or a caregiver, you have skills that are needed right now.’
There are still going to be newly diagnosed people in desperate need of information about their condition. There are still going to be people who need regular contact with others who understand the complexities of their conditions and medications without judgment. Your group will still be needed; you might just need to change how it runs for a while.
Many different ‘superheroes’ are tirelessly working to help those most vulnerable across the world.
These comments can be insensitive or downright thoughtless, so think twice before you make them.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is especially stressful for people with chronic diseases. The Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF) has developed a FREE program for patients and their families to access updated information, community support, and other resources tailored specifically to...
This can help people whose health is threatened by the nation’s panic buying.
Being a boyfriend to someone with multiple chronic health conditions has opened my eyes to concerns — possibly life-threatening concerns — that I wasn’t ready for with COVID-19.
I didn’t need the PA and surgeon to tell me my neck was “major.” I knew it, yet I still doubted myself.
In the 28 years since we met, my husband has supported me through the stages of my multiple chronic conditions. But they have taken a toll on him, too.
You got this. I see you. Keep fighting. Gentle hugs.
‘We speak a certain language together only we can truly understand, through our shared lived experience.’
'A positive mindset will not cure my RA, but it will make it (and myself) a lot easier to live with.'
These need to stop so we can actually get the support we need.
Here’s a peek into what it’s like being a member of the RA club we never wanted join.
Don’t panic, shop for a good doctor, and ask lots and lots of questions.
For starters, remember this: ‘You are not your illness.’
Loneliness kills. Feeling lonely on a regular basis can shorten your lifespan by 26 percent, making it deadlier than obesity or alcoholism, according to a study published in the journal Perspectives on Psychology. One of the biggest risk factors for...
RA took away Eileen Davidson’s career and made being a single mother even more challenging. Here’s what helped changed her perspective on a devastating diagnosis.
#Spoonie women, you got this.
Like having the flu. Like you’re a real-life Tin Man. Like there’s always ‘radio static’ in the background. Which of these descriptions capture how arthritis makes *you* feel?
What it “in sickness and health” really means when you have chronic illness.
Tired of making new year's resolutions you never keep? Select an inspiring mantra to live by instead.
There's tired. And there's fatigue from chronic illness. Please don't confuse the two.
In one study, 35 percent of people with RA had stopped working 10 years after their diagnosis.
Nearly half of all Americans live with some type of chronic illness, according to the National Health Council. If that stat sounds bigger than you thought it’s probably because one of the worst parts of having an ongoing disease is...
Some of these might sound harsh, but keeping lines of communication open is so important.