4 Ways to Survive the Holidays with a Chronic Illness

4 WAYS TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS LIKE FIBROMYALGIA OR AUTOIMMUNE ARTHRITIS

Life with one or more chronic illnesses is tough. Yet each year we expect our pain riddled bodies to keep up with the ghosts of Christmas or holiday past. Here are a few suggestions to help you survive the holidays!

Maintaining Mobility: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 9

HOW TO MAINTAIN MOBILITY WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS

Within a few months of seeing me for psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia, my rheumatologist could see how much I was struggling to walk any distance. In fact, it was he who suggested that I get a parking placard for my car and handed me a form with his signature to get one asap. What was strange is that he never discussed use of a mobility aid.

Assistance is Necessary: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 7

Assistance is Necessary WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS

I can’t imagine anyone likes asking for help. I know I don’t. But as the pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis increased, I had no choice but to give in. I often wonder if it would have been such a painful process had I been warned at the time of my diagnosis. My guess is that….

The Importance of a Chronic Illness Health Journal: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 4

The Importance of a Chronic Illness Health Journal

For doctors and patients to have a better understanding of how the disease progressing, what could be triggering symptoms/pain, and the impact it is having on the patient’s life they both need to see the full story, not just one day or week of the patient’s life.