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Your Chronic Illness Education Moment

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

From ALL of us who have chronic illness to all of you who don’t. Allow me to pass along some helpful words to you that are important.

If you want to suggest a cure to me, please by all that’s holy, do not.

It’s not because we don’t appreciate the thought, and it’s not because we don’t want to get well. We absolutely do want to get well and most of us are working very hard each day to get well. Also, even with all that work, most of us do well to just function.

The truth is, that in all likelihood if you’ve heard of it or tried it, so have we. In some cases, we have been made more sick, not better. This can involve side effects or allergic reactions, to name a couple. It also includes failure, which in and of itself can make us feel even lower than we already do.

If there were something that cured, or even helped alleviate our form of chronic illness, then we’d KNOW. Trust us on this! There is worldwide networking between people with all different chronic illness. If something truly worked, we would KNOW. It’s definitely not for lack of trying.

If, after reading this, you still feel the need to suggest a cure, then so be it. We MAY take what you said and discuss it with our doctor. If you still feel you must, don’t get your feelings hurt if we don’t run out and try whatever you are suggesting.

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