Day 20 Chronic Illness Challenge

I am attempting to make up for lost time.  On day 20 we will discuss:

Did you meet anyone with the same illness?  Did it help?

I have met some people in person at Epilepsy Foundation support groups.  Talking with them has always been a helpful experience.  I would definitely recommend it to persons who are newly diagnosed.  From the various conversations and advice from the support group, I was able to get a lot of useful information such as: constructing an epilepsy diary of my own and coping with stress at my job.

I have also met people online via twitter who also have epilepsy.  It gives you the opportunity to meet people all over the world.  I find this method to be helpful also.

Day 19 Chronic Illness Challenge

Day 19: How do you feel about the future?

Retirement will not be a reality for me.  I am doing my best to save some money, but it is not going to be enough for me to live for years without working.

If my health takes a turn for the worse, a more likely future is that I will have to stop working and apply for disability.  I have been trying to take better care of myself by eating better and going to the gym.  I got a membership, but need to go more often.

I guess I am having a hard time seeing my future as nothing but difficult.  Occasionally when I hear news about new findings in epilepsy research, it does give me hope.



Day 18 Chronic Illness Challenge

We are well over halfway through the Chronic Illness Challenge.  On day 18 we explore the question:  Do you think you have become a better person through being ill? Explain.

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Days 13 – 17 Chronic Illness Challenge

Work got in the way once again and I fell behind in my chronic illness challenge.  I am determined to see it through to the end, so I will post answers to multiple questions today to make up for the loss.

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Day 12 Chronic Illness Challenge

I really struggled with this one.  I don’t think I have ever tried this before.  In day 12 of my Chronic Illness Challenge, we briefly explain to a healthy person what it is like to live with this illness.

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Day 11 Chronic Illness Challenge

On Day 11 of my Chronic Illness Challenge we have a deep question that every patient who has a chronic illness has probably asked themselves at some point:

Why do you believe you have this illness?  Bad luck, a higher power or something else?

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Day 10 Chronic Illness Challenge

Sometimes they come more frequently than you would like:  the bad days.  A lot of things go wrong or not according to your plan.  During Day 10 of the Chronic Illness Challenge we ask the question:

What little things make your life easier?

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