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6 BOOKS THAT HAVE MADE IT EASIER TO LIVE WITH ME- THE CHRONIC ELEPHANT

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by hellytheelephant, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. hellytheelephant

    hellytheelephant Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    My latest Blog is about books about Chronic Health, that have been well thumbed over the years. Believe me, I have tried a lot of others that have been either unhelpful/too complicated, or just plain wrong!

    My first two choices relate to ME/CFS...and the others could be equally useful to anyone living with long term illness. One of the best things both Mr Elephant and myself have got from these books, is the sense that we are not alone. I can particularly recommend' The Technicolour...' and 'How to be sick', for finding ways of coping with changed and depleted relationships.

    I am something of a 'timed- pacing' refusnik, so I don't use the first book for that, but I know many people find this approach helpful. p8.png p5.jpg


    https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.com/2019/08/6-books-that-have-made-it-easier-to.html
     
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    Pacing, im with you, I’m not sure what I’d hope to achieve from that. I just do what I can, when I can, till I can’t. What I can do seems to be a little less week by week, and I wonder if the condition might turn severe with me, but meanwhile I just try and achieve a little something every day.
     
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    hellytheelephant Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I took part in an online course teaching me pacing...and the instructor crashed halfway through. :banghead:Nuff said!
     
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