Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How to help family and friends understand your ailments.... 

This link is part of a huge backlog I have piling up on my browser. There are some good ideas here:

When chronic illness strikes: Tips on talking to family and close friends

Unfortunately, most of us lose at least a couple of friendships, and it is not uncommon to have at least one family member who won't believe we have anything wrong with us no matter what we say or do. While we can't pick who we are related to, we can make new friends even if we are too ill to leave our homes thanks to online support groups. I am grateful to have new friendships in this way as well as friendships that pre-date my illness.

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