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6 Ways to Keep Friendships Strong While Living With Chronic Illness

Read more: http://themighty.com/2015/08/6-ways-to-keep-friendships-strong-while-living-with-chronic-illness/#ixzz3lMMcEkA1 My life is different from everyone in my inner circle. My closest friends and my family don’t have the medical struggles that I face. I won the medical lottery; I’ve been diagnosed with multiple severe and at times life-threatening rare diseases, in addition to managing other conditions that have sprung up as [...]

Why I Lived a Double Life While Dealing With My Chronic Illnesses

Courtesy of: http://themighty.com/2015/08/why-i-lived-a-double-life-while-dealing-with-my-chronic-illnesses/#/ixzz3l5qPuP5t When I say the words “living a double life,” many people with chronic illnesses may know what I mean. I’m talking about the face you put on every day to “pass” among the healthy and try to live successfully among them, no matter how much your body refuses to comply. In September 2014, [...]