10 Tips on How to Support Someone With a Chronic Illness

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For those of us living with a chronic illness, we know what we need as support from our family and friends. For those that do not live with a chronic illness, they may not know how to support their friends and/or family living with a chronic illness. I’m sharing ten tips on how to support someone with a chronic illness over at Living the Diagnosis with Vicky Warren.

About Vicky (taken from her website):

“I am a stay at home Mom of 4 very “boyish” boys, who have all sent our family on one medical adventure or another… I am also a nurse (LPN)… “on hold” for now. I love to dance, write, blog, and am an “all things medical-related” junkie.” Read more

10 Tips to Support Someone with a Chronic Illness

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Hi, I’m Brandi, the writer and creator of Being Fibro Mom and My Fibro Journal. Aside from my work on Being Fibro Mom, I run a group called Fibro Parenting on Facebook. I've been writing for the Fibromyalgia Magazine since 2016 and recently became the Secretary and Fibro & Families program director for International Support Fibromyalgia Network. Facebook-+-Twitter-+-Instagram

5 thoughts on “10 Tips on How to Support Someone With a Chronic Illness

  • July 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Hi Brandi,

    Stopping by from R&R…where are the 10 tips? I scrolled up and down and don’t see them. Am I doing something wrong?

    • July 1, 2015 at 11:54 am

      click the image or the article title to go to the article.

  • July 2, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    You are always so helpful and inspiring with your posts. Thanks for writing this for those of us dealing with chronic illness and those that care about them. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup. Pinned to our linkup board.

  • April 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    So thankful that I found your blog! I can’t wait to look around at your site. Life has been rough with fibro and it’s an encouragement to find others who can completely understand that battle. We homeschool and take care of my grandparents in our home 😉 Granny was diagnosed with cancer last year. I wouldn’t trade what I have on my plate for the world but the journey at times isn’t an easy one with fibromyalgia. Nice to meet you 😉

    • April 21, 2016 at 8:00 am

      Nice to me you, too, Brandie! I’m glad that my site can be beneficial to you. That is my mission – to reach out to others and let them know they are not alone. Life is rough with a chronic illness, and anything in addition to that (daily life) can become difficult and cumbersome. I homeschooled my four children until January of this year when they decided to attend traditional school. It makes it easier on me. I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother. I understand what you are going through. My father was diagnosed with throat cancer in the Fall, and he’s been battling ever since. If you ever need to talk or connect, please find me on Facebook or email me at beingfibromom{at}gmail.com. Next month is Fibro Awareness month, and there are going to be lots of stuff going on around here (giveaways, product reviews, articles), so be sure to check back with us! Look forward to connecting with you! Gentle hugs


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