Surviving the Holiday Season with Chronic Illness

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 11/20/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Chronic Illness and Holiday Season
 
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          "Holidays act like a lightning rod where all the physical and social concerns around chronic illness get really highlighted," says Patricia Fennell, MSW, LCSW-R. She explains that the demands and expectations around holidays can "out" people whose conditions were hardly noticeable. During the year, they spend so much of their energy working and handling the daily chores of living that they have little time left for socializing. Come the holidays, they're expected to show up and contribute....."
 
   Read more at ~~>  http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/chronic-illness-holidays
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Tirzah
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   Posted 11/20/2010 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the post, Dani.

I was feeling discouraged about how hateful my family was being about the holidays & this reminded me that at least I can rely on my friends to help out & find ways to include me as long as I manage expectations & ask for the help I need. :)

Here's hoping everyone has a joy-filled holiday season!
frances

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   Posted 11/21/2010 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Frances, don't let your family do that to you, sometimes they don't
even know how they hurt us, so just remember how your a special, need
and caring person, but even super woman needs help.
One thing, maybe ask any children to come and help get the
dinner table set, make it a holiday game like the best place
setting gets to take home a candy bar and have little candy bars for
runner ups. Kids can help they just need inspirations...and sometimes
it's easier to ask a child to help than an adult. Just a hint..
We all need to remember how special we are and not to let anyone take that from us
even during the holidays,
Thanks Dani...
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   Posted 11/26/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
:-)  
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   Posted 11/26/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
   
 
 
 
 
                            Thanks for sharing all this great information Dani!! yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
SUZANE

One day at a time!!

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   Posted 11/26/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
 
   You bet :-)
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