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
by Special to CNN Lisa Copen
Well-meaning words can often be misinterpreted by those who live with chronic illness -- but sometimes it's hard to know what to say.