“I never thought that one day I would get sick and never get better”
People with chronic illnesses understand the above quote in a way those who are “well” never can. Life with a chronic condition can feel overwhelming and scary. Amidst doctors appointments, medication management, and just figuring out how to get from one minute to the next, one’s personhood can easily get lost in the shuffle. The realities of life with chronic illness often yield to anxiety and depression.
You do not have to go through this alone. I cannot take your pain or illness away (since this is not “all in your head”!). I can, however, help you to sort through the many feelings that arise in dealing with illness, help you process and cope with the realities of chronic illness, and help you learn to enjoy life and take control of your life back from your illness.