Disability and loneliness: importance of maintaining social connections
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Disability and loneliness: importance of maintaining social connections

One of the big differences between ’being sick’ and dealing with a chronic condition is how your relationships and activities are affected.  If you’re sick, staying home and resting up IS a great idea.  Sure, you may miss one or two activities you were looking forward to, but you’ll feel better and get back into…

I need structure in my life, and you do too!
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I need structure in my life, and you do too!

 Most people spend much of their lives living within societal structure.  By this, I mean that most people went to school as children, had scheduled work hours as an adult, and otherwise had discrete blocks of time set aside for specific activities.  One of the social problems with a disabling condition is that those of…

Why friendships fall apart after severe illness or injury

Why friendships fall apart after severe illness or injury

It is terrifyingly easy to become socially isolated after a serious injury or illness.  It doesn’t happen to all people, as there are a lot of variables. The quality of the friends that you have before your trauma is one of those important details that will affect your friendships post-injury.  Friendships and social interaction are…

I have to pee all the time!  Urinary urgency and incontinence

I have to pee all the time! Urinary urgency and incontinence

Roughly one in three women will experience urgency(that desperate feeling of needing to pee right now) or incontinence(not being able to keep the pee in until reaching the toilet) at some point in her life.   It is more frequent later in life or shortly after childbirth, but it can hit any woman at any…

Self-care with FND: 8 ways you can help yourself #letstalkfnd
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Self-care with FND: 8 ways you can help yourself #letstalkfnd

Today, in celebration of FND Awareness Day, I want to focus on my fellow FNDers.  For anybody wanting more details on what FND is and how it works, here is my guest-post about FND to promote awareness.  In a nutshell, Functional Neurological Disorder is a neurological condition where stress(especially emotional stress) is expressed in very…