Life With Chronic Illness

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Life with chronic illness has its challenges but thanks to social media we no longer have to feel alone. This board focuses on advice, encouragement, and support.

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Life With Chronic Illness - Finding the Humor
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Life With Chronic Illness - Endometriosis
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Life With Chronic Illness - Awesome products to make life easier

11 Must Have Items For Chronic Pain | Flare Kit For Chronic Pain

11 Must Have Items For Chronic Pain | Flare Kit For Chronic Pain

Must Have Items For Chronic Pain | Flare Kit For Chronic Pain - These items are crucial for someone living with chronic pain and chronic illness!

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♥♥ Daybed Busted back fusion? Lupus sle? R.a.? We should automatically get one of these. ;)

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coloring pages

coloring pages

Pinner says, "I made this in OT school. Cover the splint material with colorful ducktape for a cuter splint for your patient!"

Pinner says, "I made this in OT school. Cover the splint material with colorful ducktape for a cuter splint for your patient!"

Dr. Kiss Balm - Would this not be the cutest spoonie gift? Its lip balm and they also have matching lip gloss (which is currently on sale for $1)! Great stocking stuffer or secret sister gift!

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Sugar Skull Coloring Pages - 21 Printable PDF Blank Sugar Skull Designs to Print and Color - These would be a fun way to pass time when you are stuck in bed!

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We keep an emergency box in the car when on road trips. It comes in handy more times than I can count. Do this and save your sanity!

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When you have young children, you always have to think in worst case scenarios. A diaper blowout, accident or mess is bound to happen -- maybe even multiple times. There will be sticky fingers, messy mouths, and probably some spills and boo-boos. Don't get caught unprepared. Pack an Emergency Box or Two!

Life With Chronic Illness - Finding the Humor

18 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Live With Chronic Illness

18 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Live With Chronic Illness

Which is your favorite?

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18 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Live With Chronic Illness

People with different chronic illnesses and diseases share the best and their favorite memes.

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Spoonie humor

Spoonie humor

True, true!  Hate Prednisone side effects.

True, true! Hate Prednisone side effects.

the "joys" of prednisone. I have walked this walk way too long... but I have learned to laugh on the journey.

the "joys" of prednisone. I have walked this walk way too long... but I have learned to laugh on the journey.

Bwahaha!!! Oh don't GI illness warriors know this!

Bwahaha!!! Oh don't GI illness warriors know this!

I called my pain meds to say that they were supposed to be stopping my pain. They said they liked that joke too.

I called my pain meds to say that they were supposed to be stopping my pain. They said they liked that joke too.

Accurate description for those of us with chronic illness. Chronic means something that does not go away.

A Very Helpful Sickness Status Chart - Beatrice the Biologist

This is me with a migraine

Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus

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More "humor" from someone with an invisible illness that involves chronic pain & results in much unrecognized loss & grief

More "humor" from someone with an invisible illness that involves chronic pain & results in much unrecognized loss & grief

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at one of my last visits, my files actually broke the holder right off the wall. The next tIme they had new reinforced holders installed.

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chronically-awesome: “ Hence the name of my blog! ” [Description: Fibro Duck meme, which shows a distraught-looking duck in front of a green and blue background. Text: “Chronic Pain: I’m so awesome it...

finding the funnies in life with chronic illness.

finding the funnies in life with chronic illness.

"The cold never bothered me anyway.... just kidding I hate winter." I need this! I love Frozen & Let It Go but my body definitely does not like winter :)

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"The cold never bothered me anyway.... just kidding I hate winter." I need this! I love Frozen & Let It Go but my body definitely does not like winter :)

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Maxine~mine says "REJECT"!!! LOL # Autoimmune Diseases, Chronic illnesses and Chronic Pain

Chronic Illness Memes  - RA Chicks, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Arthritis for rachicks.com

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Sick of ppl not understanding our PAIN

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Love this! Sometimes you just have to laugh!

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Is it Really Worth it to Have One Day of Fun?

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Ideas for christmas snowflake decorations

Ideas for christmas snowflake decorations

I'm just going to put an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day". funny quotes about living with chronic illness

I'm just going to put an "Out of Order" sticker on my forehead and call it a day". funny quotes about living with chronic illness

Chronic Illness Humor- Chronic Illness Bingo

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Chronic Illness GIF humor Chronic Illness Bingo What better to lighten the mood than a game? Next time you are at a gathering with friends or relatives that give you a hard time, simply bring this card and play Chronic Illness BINGO… see if you can fill a line, or even the whole board. You...Read More »

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Life With Chronic Illness - For Caregivers & Loved Ones

Carrying Super Rachel – The Logistics of When Your Wife Is Chronically Ill--  Caring for a chronically ill wife is not what I had envisioned when I was working up the nerve to ask out “that hot girl” who would later become my wife. We were in college and she was on the cross country team. She let me know very early on in the relationship that she had a chronic illness.

Carrying Super Rachel - The Logistics of When Your Wife Is Chronically Ill - Rest Ministries - Chronic Illness and Pain Support

By Matt Horne Caring for a chronically ill wife is not what I had envisioned when I was working up the nerve to ask out “that hot girl” who would later become my wife. We were in college and she was on the cross country team. She let me know very early on in the …

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Encouragement for Caregivers - A Husband's Perspective

Encouragement for Caregivers: When Your Loved One is Ill

I am so thankful that for today’s prompt my husband graciously volunteered to share about his experience as a caregiver and offer support and encouragement for other caregivers! As we all know chronic illness affects more than just the patient! I am so thankful that God has blessed me with such a strong and tender husband, caregiver, and advocate! Caregiver–it’s easy to imply what such a person does. Or is it? Obviously we know caregivers provide care for others (you guessed it!). Yet it is…

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In Sickness and in Health: Keeping Your Marriage Strong when a Chronic Illness Happens :: Rosann shares how you can keep your marriage strong through chronic illness, in sickness and in health. :: ManagingYourBlessings.com

HOW TO HELP AN ILL FRIEND. Nearly 20 ideas with pinnable images, plus links to a short blog post on each topic explaining just why it IS important! (from bringing meals to watching kiddos, to saying the right thing) Awesome resource! #invisibleillness

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HOW TO HELP AN ILL FRIEND. Nearly 20 ideas with pinnable images, plus links to a short blog post on each topic explaining just why it IS important! (from bringing meals to watching kiddos, to saying the right thing) Awesome resource! #invisibleillness

To the Husband of the Wife Living With Chronic Illness

"It's not easy being married to me."

ARE YOU COMMITTED TO BEING A FRIEND OF ONE WHO IS ILL? OR HURTING?... past 5 weeks?! Many people may come alongside us for our illness journey--for a few weeks, but then they gradually fade away? Have you done this to others as well? A great devotional!

Can Your Commitment Pass the Five Week Challenge? - Rest Ministries - Chronic Illness and Pain Support

Have you lasted through a five week commitment to those who are chronically ill in your life or have you dropped the ball when things got uncomfortable?

8 Ways to Annoy a Friend with a Chronic Illness by @lisajcopen For example, #5 Tell her that her illness is caused by stress. "You need to slow down, you need to cope better, you are under too much stress." Basically it sounds like you are saying, "Most people -- including myself -- can cope with stress fine, but you do so poorly at it, you've brought this disease on yourself." #invisibleillness

8 Ways to Annoy a Friend With a Chronic Illness

8 Ways to Annoy a Friend with a Chronic Illness by @lisajcopen For example, #5 Tell her that her illness is caused by stress. "You need to slow down, you need to cope better, you are under too much stress." Basically it sounds like you are saying, "Most people -- including myself -- can cope with stress fine, but you do so poorly at it, you've brought this disease on yourself." #invisibleillness

23 Tips For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain - A great article for men who have a wife who lives with chronic pain. This one is a keeper and the author shared some less common tips and perceptions. EXCELLENT!

23 Tips For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain - The Good Men Project

Pete Beisner knows a lot about supporting a partner in pain. Here, he shares insights on how to take care of the person you love.

5 Ways to Make Caregiving Tasks Easier

5 Ways to Make Caregiving Tasks Easier

Taking care of someone else's needs can be challenging, especially when memory loss or Alzheimer's disease is involved. Here are tips on making a solid connection, which can make those daily tasks easier.

WHAT NOT TO SAY TO AN ILL FRIEND... Even though people may have good intentions, saying the first the that comes to their mind can be hard to hear without having feelings hurt. Here are 20 tweets to help keep people aware that words count.  #helps #pain #tweets

WHAT NOT TO SAY TO AN ILL FRIEND... Even though people may have good intentions, saying the first the that comes to their mind can be hard to hear without having feelings hurt. Here are 20 tweets to help keep people aware that words count. #helps #pain #tweets

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Wondering how to help an ill friend? Go... BEYOND a casserole. Here are a few ideas that are in the very handy book "Beyond Casseroles." This is actually a bookmark you can get in bulk too- a great insert for your church, conference, etc. to spread the word about other ways to encourage an ill friend than always bringing food (many people have restrictive diets so they can't eat half the stuff people bring anyway)

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Wondering how to help an ill friend? Go... BEYOND a casserole. Here are a few ideas that are in the very handy book "Beyond Casseroles." This is actually a bookmark you can get in bulk too- a great insert for your church, conference, etc. to spread the word about other ways to encourage an ill friend than always bringing food (many people have restrictive diets so they can't eat half the stuff people bring anyway)

Looks like a great book for a sick Mom with children.

Mommy Has To Stay In Bed

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via @cnnhealth Ppl say, "You need to just stop thinking about it and get busy." -->True chronic illness doesn't heal itself because of distraction. Although some people may dwell on the details of their illness, it can seem emotionally overwhelming when your life revolves around new symptoms, medication side effects, infections from a lowered immune system and the illness itself. He or she would likely love to do something fun, but fatigue and pain prevent it. @lisajcopen

Talking to someone with a chronic illness

via @cnnhealth Ppl say, "You need to just stop thinking about it and get busy." -->True chronic illness doesn't heal itself because of distraction. Although some people may dwell on the details of their illness, it can seem emotionally overwhelming when your life revolves around new symptoms, medication side effects, infections from a lowered immune system and the illness itself. He or she would likely love to do something fun, but fatigue and pain prevent it. @lisajcopen

My Turn Being The Spouse, Not The Patient: Importance of Caregiver Support

My Turn Being The Spouse, Not The Patient: Importance of Caregiver Support

Last week served as a powerful reminder of the importance of caregiver support and deepened my already vast appreciation for John as my husband and my caregiver

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Pete Beisner knows a lot about supporting a partner in pain. Here, he shares insights on how to take care of the person you love.

23 Tips For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain - The Good Men Project

Pete Beisner knows a lot about supporting a partner in pain. Here, he shares insights on how to take care of the person you love.

10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression - The Darling Bakers

10 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Depression - The Darling Bakers

If you love someone with depression, there are things you can do to help them. Here are ten of the most helpful ways you can show love to your partner with depression.

Life With Chronic Illness - Fibromyalgia & CFS

39 Things to Do Instead of Watching TV When You Have a Chronic Illness

Tired of being a professional couch potato? Here are some low energy activities you can do instead of watching TV when you have a chronic illness.

Have you ever heard of the term ‘fibromyalgia’? If you are already suffering from this disorder, you might be well aware of the pain it brings along. But for others who don’t know about it, or for those who are already suffering from it but are unaware of the consequences this disorder can have, here is something you must definitely read.

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When your skin is so sensitive clothing causes pain it's hard to know what to wear, but there options out there.

Life With Chronic Illness - Endometriosis

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Life With Chronic Illness - Show the Love

5 Ways to Show Your love when you feel like crap.

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27 Self Care Ideas For Self Care Sunday

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Read more about these 42 fantastic Self Care Habits to track for higher self esteem, greater productivity, and improved well-being! #BulletJournal

4 Challenges of Being an Introvert with Chronic Illness

Along with the adjustment to a new normal that that comes with chronic illness, there are a few additional challenges that introverts face. Guest post by Kami Lingren

5 Ways to Show Your love when you feel like crap.

11 Must Have Items For Chronic Pain | Flare Kit For Chronic Pain

11 Must Have Items For Chronic Pain | Flare Kit For Chronic Pain

Must Have Items For Chronic Pain | Flare Kit For Chronic Pain - These items are crucial for someone living with chronic pain and chronic illness!

39 Things to Do Instead of Watching TV When You Have a Chronic Illness

Tired of being a professional couch potato? Here are some low energy activities you can do instead of watching TV when you have a chronic illness.

18 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Live With Chronic Illness

18 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Live With Chronic Illness

Which is your favorite?

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Have you ever heard of the term ‘fibromyalgia’? If you are already suffering from this disorder, you might be well aware of the pain it brings along. But for others who don’t know about it, or for those who are already suffering from it but are unaware of the consequences this disorder can have, here is something you must definitely read.

GROUNDBREAKING Truth! The Mystery Behind Fibromyalgia Is Finally Solved!

Have you ever heard of the term 'fibromyalgia'? If you are already suffering from this disorder, you might be well aware of the pain it brings along.

What to wear when your clothing causes pain | Chronic Mom

When your skin is so sensitive clothing causes pain it's hard to know what to wear, but there options out there.

31 Habits of People With Anxiety | The Mighty #habits #anxiety #mentalhealth

31 'Habits' of People With Anxiety

31 Habits of People With Anxiety | The Mighty #habits #anxiety #mentalhealth

Carrying Super Rachel – The Logistics of When Your Wife Is Chronically Ill--  Caring for a chronically ill wife is not what I had envisioned when I was working up the nerve to ask out “that hot girl” who would later become my wife. We were in college and she was on the cross country team. She let me know very early on in the relationship that she had a chronic illness.

Carrying Super Rachel - The Logistics of When Your Wife Is Chronically Ill - Rest Ministries - Chronic Illness and Pain Support

By Matt Horne Caring for a chronically ill wife is not what I had envisioned when I was working up the nerve to ask out “that hot girl” who would later become my wife. We were in college and she was on the cross country team. She let me know very early on in the …

Resources for Caregivers from the National Cancer Institute

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