#adversity

Staying Well When Travelling

Staying Well When Travelling

I like getting away, taking a break from the regular routines and demands of daily life. It doesn't matter if it's a vacation or business travel. The problem is that traveling can sometimes spell disaster for those of us with chronic illness....

Getting Sick When You're Sick

Getting Sick When You're Sick

Not much about chronic illness surprises me anymore. But there is one thing that happens that always seems to catch me off guard. Getting sick....

Growing Through Adversity

Growing Through Adversity

It's strange how we get used to living with challenges. We have to expect adversity in our lives. Especially if you have a chronic illness. But we can choose how we respond to it and can grow from it....

Becoming More Resilient In The Face Of Chronic Illness

Becoming More Resilient In The Face Of Chronic Illness

I've always wondered why some people seem to be able to bounce back more quickly from personal challenges, illnesses, disappointments, tragedies, etc. better than others. On the surface it seems that some people are just born...

An Unexpected Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

An Unexpected Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

I was an invulnerable 44 year old male with a strong career and seemingly everything under control. Then in October of 2006 I found out how little control I truly had. What I did have was an unexpected diagnosis of prostate cancer....

Overcoming Negative Thoughts

Overcoming Negative Thoughts

If, like many of us with chronic illness, you have a mirror that shows you as a useless cripple, it won't matter how much you do, or how important people say you are to them, or how much they love you. In your thought-mirror, you will still look like a useless cripple....

Living With Chronic Illness Builds Courage

Living With Chronic Illness Builds Courage

It takes time to understand your illness, the treatment options available, and how living with illness will affect your life and the lives of your partner and family....

Take Control Of Your Life

Take Control Of Your Life

by Pauline Salvucci Life with chronic illness may bring unexpected challenges, but that doesn't...