Ten More Rules for Living with Chronic Illness

Ten More Rules for Living with Chronic Illness

Last month Deb, who lives with neurocardiogenic syncope, wrote to me: I just read your interview on beliefnet.com, “5 Rules for Living with Chronic Illness & Depression.”  Your advice was right on point – I wish I had had it eight years ago!...
10 Things to Say to a Sick Friend

10 Things to Say to a Sick Friend

  Years ago, when I was pretty sick and unable to leave the house, a friend of mine would call once in a while to say, “I’m going to Wegman’s. Can I pick anything up for you?” That simple offer filled me with love. Most times I’d...

The Up Side of Being Sick

Or What Is Secondary Gain?Monday night my throat closed up as if someone were very deliberately trying to choke me. My temperature spiked up to 102º. For two days I was pretty miserable. Today the choke hold loosened a bit and so far no fever. Probably because...