Gillian has been dealing with chronic pain for as long as she can remember. From finding joy in every day to advocating for herself, read the top 10 lessons that Gillian learned from living with chronic pain.
Living with a chronic illness often means that you have to adapt your lifestyle around your health. There are plenty of things you learn along the way, from lessons about self-worth and acceptance to the importance of advocating for yourself and others.
Living with constant pain, not being able to eat, frequent hospitalizations, and relying on medical devices took a toll on Rachel's life. Although she realizes her life and nutrition may look a lot different than others, she accepts it as her normal.
Living with a chronic illness means your health can go from feeling normal to "I'm going to pass out" in the blink of an eye. That's why it can be nice to know you're extra prepared in case of an emergency. Chronic illness warrior Riss shares her backpack essentials to help you feel safe and secure when you're on the go.
Since its inception, the Internet has played a role in healthcare. But what started out as primarily a source of information has now evolved into a much more interactive experience. Social media, cancer communities, and online support networks are revolutionizing the patient experience.