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By Robert A. Norman

Even if you are a newly clinically determined sufferer, or are a chum or relative of somebody struggling with persistent ailment, this e-book deals support. the one textual content to be had to supply either the doctor's and patient's perspectives, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately persistent ailment offers authoritative, useful solutions for your questions about treatments and caliber of lifestyles, and gives resources of aid from either the physician s and sufferer s viewpoints. This ebook is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of continual ailment.

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Still others can actually increase disease activity. You can’t expect your doctor to be of much help if you hide this kind of critical information. Medical Providers 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CHRONIC ILLNESS Learn to describe your symptoms clearly and in terms that will help your doctor help you. A symptom journal is an excellent way for you to track the information. Get a notebook, and record in it the following things: What is the symptom? When did it start? How often do you experience this symptom?

You don’t need a fancy book for journaling, just a simple notebook, a pen, and some quiet time. Start with an open-ended statement like “I am angry because . ”; “I feel angry when . ”; or something similar. Don’t worry about grammar, spelling, or punctuation. And don’t judge yourself for what you are feeling. The only rule is to keep the pen moving. Try to write for 20 minutes each time. QXP 10/22/09 2:33 PM Page 18 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT CHRONIC ILLNESS some of its power. Difficult emotions have a half-life very much like radioactive substances.

The rest of the world seems to be going on about their business while you are left on the outside looking in, with your disease your only companion. Society has rituals for dealing with illness. If you are just a little sick, people will wish you well. If you are medium-sick people may even offer to help you out. If you are extremely sick, they will send flowers and cards, offer to go shopping for you, or bring you cooked meals. All of these rituals are based on the model of acute illness; that is, you get sick, then you get treated, then you get better (or die).

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