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We make our own light at the end of the tunnel

This post comes from a recent experience but one I’ve had many times before. When someone is in the acute phase of an illness, for example like Transverse Myelitis (rare neurological auto-immune disorder that can result in disability and the outcomes for recovery are unknown and uncertain), the question they ask is, ‘Is there light at the end of the tunnel?’ 49 more words

Long-term Conditions

What do you do when the bath rim is as high as your forehead?

The Frenchman returns home from hospital in the car of Maman on a dreadful rain-lashed Monday morning.  I have been blessed with a croaky voice  which makes me sound terribly ill, whilst feeling perfectly well, so I ring in sick and enjoy the awful weather and the lazy day off type vibe.   589 more words

Your chronic condition's anniversary - Time to celebrate

So, it’s the anniversary. The day your life changed. Irrevocably. Forever with a big F. This was the day you first started feeling strange symptoms, or you took yourself to A&E or were rushed there, or you got a diagnosis, or you had a big operation. 1,729 more words

Long-term Conditions

Home care needs of many Canadians go unmet: Statistics Canada

OTTAWA – A new study by Statistics Canada has found the needs of many Canadians who require home care for long-term illnesses, aging or disabilities aren’t being fully met. 100 more words