loss of health

Rebuilding a Life with Chronic Illness

Being diagnosed with a chronic long term illness is a loss in itself, the loss of health.  This in turn can lead to many other small losses which may feel hard to take.  Accepting the limits which may have been enforced on you by a chronic condition is key to rebuilding your life successfully.  Without this you could spend so much time and energy wishing it were different or fighting your condition.  I write this with a wry smile on my face.  Why? Because I have personal experience of this and I know how difficult that can be.