Living with Chronic/Mental Illnesses

I'm writing a blog post exploring the reality of living with chronic physical and/or mental illnesses. I've previous shared my experience of living with Chronic Pain/Fatigue and Depression/Anxiety for the last 9 years. Now I'm hoping to give a voice to those whose illnesses are often invisible and isolating. All responses will be kept anonymous, but ultimately your words will inspire what I write. Thankyou for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your bravery and honesty. Feel free to answer some/all questions - whatever is relevant to you.

You can read my story here -https://inhimiendure.com/2016/09/01/if-im-honest-life-with-chronic-fatigue/

How long have you suffered from your illness?

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* 1. How long have you suffered from your illness?

In what ways does your illness limit you? In what ways does it empower you?

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* 2. In what ways does your illness limit you? In what ways does it empower you?

How does your illness impact the people you are close to?

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* 3. How does your illness impact the people you are close to?

How do you feel when you have to say no/cancel plans or aren't able to do things others your age can do?

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* 4. How do you feel when you have to say no/cancel plans or aren't able to do things others your age can do?

What fears do you have in relation to your illness?

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* 5. What fears do you have in relation to your illness?

What advice would you give to someone suffering from a similar illness?

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* 6. What advice would you give to someone suffering from a similar illness?

What advice would you give to someone supporting a person with a similar illness?

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* 7. What advice would you give to someone supporting a person with a similar illness?

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