Coping with Chronic Illness

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Learning how to cope with a chronic illness is by far one of the hardest dilemmas someone can go through in their life. Yes, I said dilemma. As in a choice. Because when we are ready we have to accept whatever the illness or disorder maybe it will be part of our life for the fore-seeable future. If we do not choose to deal it then it will eat away until it becomes fatal. Maybe not right away but bit by bit the person we were prior it will no longer be recognizable. regardless of the nature of the illness. There is a great link titled just "Coping with Chronic Illness". Adapted from the book 'After The Diagnosis' by Dr. JoAnn LeMaistre. Well worth the read. This could have saved me from a lot of turmoil. Just to know what I felt was normal could have made all the difference in the world. Later this week I think I will head down to the local library to check out the rest of the book.

Also a Imitrex tablets with RT Technology have been found to absorb 6 times faster than regular tablets. Check out the news release here. I can't see this being overly beneficial for clusters but would surely help the migraine community.

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.
Russell Baker



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Medical terminology can cause confusion at the best of times. If there is a word you do not understand all you have to do is double-click on it and the definition will appear! Don't forget to drop me a line by email at with your comments, questions‚ recommended resources‚ concerns‚ & especially your experiences with clusters. Or come find me on my Facebook Profile to add me as a Friend. Whether you are a supporter‚ care-giver or sufferer. I would love to hear from you!

*Please do not use this information for self diagnoses. Writing about my experiences with chronic cluster headaches & epilepsy is a good outlet for me. Consult your Dr. with any kind of headache or chronic pain you may have. The 3rd party links on my site I have found to be a good resource to me over the past few years & dearly hope they will benefit you as well.*

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