Living with Chronic Illness

CIMG9895 - Version 2

The following quotes and suggestions are drawn from After the Diagnosis: From Crisis to Personal Renewal for Patients with Chronic Illness by Dr. JoAnn LeMaistre.

CIMG3121 - Version 2

Being psychologically well while physically sick stems from a belief that your personal worth transcends physical limitations.

CIMG3090

Belief in your self worth rarely emerges until what you have lost and grieved for stands second in importance to precious moments of inner peace and joy. 

P1130708

When living with chronic illness:

1.  Develop realistic expectations.

2.  Actively approach problems by defining the problem and the desired outcome.

3.  Seek appropriate help.

4.  Save valuable energy by learning anger management and emotional efficiency.

5.  Participate in the world as positively and authentically as possible.

6.  Focus on the present moment and what nourishes you rather than punishing yourself by focusing on loss. Maintain your humanity and awareness, and cherish life’s gifts.

CIMG3460 - Version 2

(Special thanks to mmorgan77 for first synopsizing this on inspire.com.)

Advertisements

One thought on “Living with Chronic Illness

  1. Pingback: Love and Gratitude to you, Robin…R.I.P. | Elizabeth Weaver

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s