31 Days to Living Well with Chronic Illness- An Introduction

Hi friends!

Every year when I join the blogging community in committing to write on one topic every day for 31 days I question my sanity.  And, I say I will never participate again.  And, every year I develop some type of writers amnesia and when God lays a new topic on my heart, I once again decide to tap out my heart each day in October.  This year I am writing about a topic I personally deal with every day but don’t often talk about- living with chronic illness. I was diagnosed with systemic lupus in 2009 }after being misdiagnosed in 2008 with multiple sclerosis}and have several related medical issues including a blood clotting disorder, IC, IBS and the like. You can read more about my journey with chronic illness here, here and here {you can also search the topic in the top right hand corner of the blog and see all the posts I’ve written on the topic over the years}.

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Over the next month we will talk about many aspects of chronic illness, all with the goal of understanding how crucial it is to maintain your faith and a positive outlook in your day to day battle with pain and fatigue.  We will talk about the often very long, very frustrating path to a diagnosis, the stages of grief when you are diagnosed with a chronic illness {as well as relief that the medical professionals have finally figured out what is causing your symptoms} and then we will focus on concrete, practical ways to live your best life and not let your illness define the way you live your days on this earth.

I don’t talk about this topic often but I am excited to delve into it this month and share my strategy for living chronically well!

See you tomorrow!

If you want to see what other bloggers are writing about for 31 days, visit The Nester’s site for a complete list.

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