Learning to Live Well With a Persistent Illness

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Learning to live well with a persistent illness

POSTED SEPTEMBER 14, 2020, 10:30 AM

Jennifer Crystal, MFA

Jennifer Crystal, MFA
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young woman with persistent illness relaxing outside

When we get an acute illness like the flu or a cold, we feel sick for a week or two and then get back to our usual lives. This is how illness is “supposed” to go. But what happens when illness doesn’t fit this bill? What do patients with chronic conditions like diabetes or multiple sclerosis, or with persistent symptoms of Lyme disease or long-haul COVID-19, do when they can’t go back to their normal lives? Having suffered from the latter two — tick-borne illnesses that have plagued me for two decades, and a case of COVID-19 that took four months to shake — I’ve learned a few lessons about living with persistent illness.  (See link for article)

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Great advice.  Most of it is attitude.

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