May 19, 2009 1:19pm CST
I'm dealing with a chronic illness that has been going on for several years now. I was wondering if any of you are also chronically ill? How do you cope? What are you dealing with? I have 3rd stage Lyme Disease that went undiagnosed for about 30 years. That has lead to other issues and now I'm disabled. Please share your coping methods if you will...TIA!!
• United States
20 May 09
I have lung problems and i get pnoumia a lot i also have ,copd,plus asthma,there are days,i cant hardly go.But i still try and do what i can.I work when i can which is not much it is hard when you cant breathe.I have to rest a lot,i just try to look at the good things i do have i am alive,i just turned 60 and i have a man who loves dearly.I just tell myself the good lord has a reason for this and thank him for another day.I wish you well.
• United States
19 May 09
I like to think of myself as differently abled rather than disabled. I deal with half a diaphragm being paralyzed, some lung issues, and kidney issues. But, those things do not define me. I try not to focus on the things that I can't do. Instead I focus on what I *can* do and on enjoying life. Everyone has limitations. Mine are just slightly different and that is okay. So, I can't hold a 9-5 job, but I can stay home and take care of my son. I can teach violin lessons on the side. I can do some ministry or counseling work on the side. I can work online. I can enjoy life just the same as anybody else, and I have more to be grateful for because I am still here in spite of everything I have been through. Halelujia!