Chronic illness is one of those things where you can never completely understand it unless you have lived it. But people who live with chronic illness really need support from their abled loved ones, which can be tricky if their loved ones don’t understand what they are going through. In an effort to help you, the loved one of someone with chronic illness or an abled person who interacts with people with chronic illness, I’ve pulled together all of my chronic illness posts designed to educate the abled. These are broken down into categories so you can easily dig through my chronic illness posts. I hope these will help you understand what people with chronic illness are going through, or at least better understand ways you might be hurting us without realizing it.
Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain at Large
These posts are more general and don’t easily fit into another category.
Chronic pain patients using pain medication is very misunderstood. I’ve written several posts to hopefully help you understand.
These are posts about living with arthritis, facts about arthritis, and more.
Ableism is discriminating against disabled people, and it’s rampant in our society. These posts will help you understand it.
These posts are about the overarching category of disability, which is a little different than chronic illness or chronic pain. Plenty of people who have a chronic illness or live with chronic pain don’t consider themselves disabled, so these posts are about disability specifically.A Guide to Chronic Illness for People Who Don't Have One Click To Tweet
I haven’t written that many posts about healthcare legislation, but these will hopefully help you understand the value of the legislation that we have had.
What would you like to know about chronic illness, chronic pain, arthritis, or any of the other topics mentioned here? I’m planning my 2018 editorial calendar and would like to hear what types of posts you would like.