Prescriptions from a former patient
A former patient with a near-fatal disease shares her personal suggestions for moving from illness to health. Illness is part of living and must be dealt with. The following steps are important to the recovery process: get the desired treatment first and learn what lessons the illness has to teach later, accept the outcome even it is not the best, and let go of any guilt associated with the illness. The best thing to do is to be honest and willing to look for the discordant areas in life. Time should be taken to list the areas of life that can be changed, either in work or relationships. The final step to be taken, where and when change is desired, is to start to take action towards greater health and wellness.
Publication Name: Holistic Medicine
Caring for the caregiver
The role of a caregiver is an enormous responsibility, which consumes most of your energy. The care of someone else may the first priority for you, but it's equally important that you care for yourself. Self-care measures for physical health, mental health and spiritual health are mentioned.
Publication Name: Mayo Clinic Health Letter
How to be a good friend to someone who's ill
A woman with breast cancer describes the kinds of sensitive behavior that people with diseases respond to most favorably. Friends need to show that they are thinking about the ill person, and even awkward conversations are preferable to no interaction at all.
Publication Name: Glamour
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