Education, Endurance and Cheer for the Chronically Hard Days — Chronic Illness Journey

Steps to Take After Medical Abuse or Neglect

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Steps to Take After Medical Abuse or Neglect

The Unfortunate Reality For anyone seeking care from the medical community, we unfortunately must accept that mistakes happen. Keep in mind, though, that just because a mistake happens, does not mean it was a case of abuse/neglect. So, before we discuss steps to take after abuse/neglect, let's review some things to keep in perspective. 1. Medical Professionals are human beings. They do not have infinite knowledge 2. Medical providers are "practicing" medicine. Mistakes will happen and wrong decisions will be made throughout their career as they continue to learn. 3. Whether a mistake is abuse/neglect depends on the attitude of the medical...

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Finding Support

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Finding Support

Here are some tips on finding help so it's not as overwhelming. #easydoesit   1. Ask - are there things where friends or family might be able to help? Don't assume what they will be able to do or not do. Asking is the only way to find out. To lower stress when asking for help, be honest about the need, but make sure people know they have the freedom to say no if they aren't able to help. If they can't help, they may know resources where you can find help. People in chronic suffering situations often endure more than...

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Our Chaos Journey

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Our Chaos Journey

Our family certainly knows the meaning of chaos and illness. As stated in earlier posts, Lisa's epilepsy become severe in her teens and left her trapped at home with feelings of exhaustion, frustration, anxiety, and more. But that was not our only illness at home. Our mom suffered from fibromyalgia which left her in chronic pain and fatigue as she tried to care for us kids. Our dad was overly burdened at a demanding job as he sought to provide for us and didn't know how to handle the emotional burdens there and at home. Our younger brother struggled with anxiety...

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