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How To Help A Friend With Chronic Illness

How To Help A Friend With Chronic Illness

There are many ways to reach out to help, and of course the needs will change for each person. Big things like helping clean the house or cooking meals can help, but often it’s the little things that are the best, like opening the door for them, or remembering not to wear perfume. Here’s a list of a few things that can help (with thanks to many other websites I‘ve read similar lists on over the years):

~ Don’t be afraid to hug her gently, but please no bear hugs
~ Understand that just because… read more

almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

some need a sledge hammer to get it. you could give this list to them and they might read it. or not.
believe or not. the lead a horse to water thing. oh how I wish
but very good list for those who choose to get it and believe

almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Of course you can use it. That is why I posted it. I felt we all have a hard time getting our friends and loved ones to understand, so I hoped this would make it easier for you. Glad I could help you.
Hugs.💖 Heather

almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

@A MyFibroTeam Member You have a great list thought out well & written from your heart. Some of them might be from what you've read but your special touch on each one listed, has your caring, supportive & wonderful character. You have made each line so special ! Love it. Thank you.
😏😏😏😏💕💕💕💕💟💟💟💟💞💞💞💞

almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Thank you! I hope it was ok to copy and paste thing on my facebook page? I know it's long but I hope it helps someone out there! I can't put your name though. I'm feeling more pain tonight, like a Monday. Hope you are ok?

almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I'm sharing this with my friend who's father has chronic pain issues. When I told her the spoon story she sort of understood him better.

almost 5 years ago

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