100 Questions & Answers About Chronic Illness by Robert A. Norman

By Robert A. Norman

Even if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, or are a pal or relative of somebody being affected by continual ailment, this ebook bargains support. the single textual content on hand to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately continual disorder promises authoritative, functional solutions on your questions on therapies and caliber of existence, and offers assets of aid from either the physician s and sufferer s viewpoints. This e-book is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of continual disease.

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Listen to your favorite music. Read a book. Take a walk. Plant a flower. Take a bath. Have a nice cup of tea. Think about things that bring you pleasure and pick one that you can do. Change your thinking. What we think causes what we feel. First pay attention to what you are telling yourself. How much of it is negative, hopeless, and helpless? Write these thoughts down. Then write a positive statement that counters each thought. If you are thinking that you can’t do “anything” anymore, the opposite might be “I can be a good listener to someone in need”; or “Now that I don’t do ____ anymore, I have the time Biochemical Relating to chemicals that are found in living organisms.

Extreme changes in weight, deformities, scarring from surgeries and procedures, hair loss, and other changes leave you wondering why anyone would even want to be intimate with you. If you don’t like yourself, why would anyone else like you? Rather than risk rejection, you avoid the issue altogether. When you do that, you are making a decision for your partner. You have no right to do that. The result is that your partner feels rejected, and the relationship begins to deteriorate. Good communication skills are essential for partners to sustain a relationship in the face of chronic illness.

Pushing yourself beyond your limits is another way of pretending your limitations do not exist. ” Let denial be the short-term buffer it is meant to be, and then move on to learn to manage your disease. Accepting the fact that you have a chronic condition is not resignation and it is not giving in or giving up. ” 11. Why am I so angry all the time? You get angry, angrier than you have ever been. What are you supposed to do with this anger? You can turn the anger inward. But anger turned inward is depression.

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