How to find meaning again when fibromyalgia and chronic illness upends your life

How to find meaning again when fibromyalgia and chronic illness upends your life

Awareness, Chronic Illness, Fibromyalgia, Research, Tips
You’re sitting in the doctor’s office, being told you have an incurable illness. Maybe you have to leave your career, or pull back on your workload, with set accommodations. You can’t live up to being the involved wife, parent, sister or daughter you planned on being. Travel become difficult, athletic ability falls off, and favorite hobbies or pastimes become more challenging. But mostly you just don’t feel like you. A period of grief ensues over your previous life, and it crashes over you in waves. Eventually you start asking the big questions. Can you live a good life despite pain? How do you find meaning again amidst all the change? I don’t have THE answer, but I did find some answers. I had to understand what I’d found meaningful in…
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