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Three Things Not To Say To People With Chronic Health Problems (And What You Can Say Instead)

A must read…see some things you think is helpful but truly are not…

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It’s been a tough week in the ape preserve, I know, so as we close in on a holiday weekend, I thought I would lighten things up with a bit of chronic pain comedy.

Three Things Not To Say to People With Chronic Health Problems (and What You Can Say Instead)

(1) “I know this [specialist] you should see…”

Bear in mind that the person who is suffering is extremely motivated when it comes to seeking out medical help. After all, she is the one who has been unwell for this long. I assure you, she has been relentless in her pursuit of options to improve her condition. Internet searches, references from other doctors, exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, detoxing, changing her diet…I think you get the idea. She is thinking about what she could do to mitigate her health issues in every spare moment, often several times a…

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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