It can take time, but it is possible to learn how to navigate life with chronic illness. It is possible to live well with chronic illness. If you are living with chronic illness, know that you’re not alone and life can be good again. This journey cannot be rushed and it may take some time because everyone is different. Be gentle with yourself. Allow yourself to experience self-compassion.
If you know someone living with chronic illness, remember they have likely been on a difficult journey, and they might just need a shoulder to cry on as they grieve and begin to figure our their new life. And when they are ready, you can be there to cheer them on as they pick up the pieces and begin to build that new life.