Thursday, January 31, 2013
Follow this link to sign the petition and see links below for Under Our Skin:
"Lyme disease is at epidemic levels, posing a significant threat to public health. Lyme can lead to chronic and debilitating effects if not properly treated. Lyme is leaving masses of people in progressive states of illness and financial ruin. The Infectious Diseases Society of America's treatment guidelines
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I mostly skimmed this article (link here) so far, but the categories are good ones. Sick people can relate, and healthy people who are interested can get a good glimpse into some of the challenges sick people face.
There is no way to describe illness to people adequately, and there is no way to make people interested if they aren't. The choices we make regarding sharing of symptoms are important ones, and balance takes a very long time to find. And the balance changes constantly, with our symptoms impacting our ability to find each new balance a lot of the time.
These choices apply much differently at work. It is not your coworkers job to empathize, but if your