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Tag Archive: Living with a chronic illness

Power to the Patient


As a patient coping with a health event, you have to deal not only with your body changing drastically — sometimes suddenly and sometimes gradually — but also with a significant loss of self. Your independence is often compromised, and family members cluck and fret and frequently talk over you […]

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How do you treat your child like a “normal” kid after treatment for a serious illness?

How long does a recovering child need special treatment?

Is “normal” just a setting on the washing machine? Is it possible to treat a child who has undergone cancer treatment as a normal kid? My immediate reaction is absolutely not! Even after completing treatment almost four years ago, I cannot do it no matter how hard I try. I […]

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