I’m thankful for the opportunity to obtain support, via online groups for chronic illness. I belong to an excellent group, with members who have received a wide variety of different chronic illness diagnoses.
I also participate in disease-specific support groups. I’ve responded to newly-diagnosed individuals’ questions, taking myself back to the frightening emotional place where they now find themselves.
I’ve posted questions about symptoms, medication side effects, and treatment protocols. I’ve responded to questions about all of the above, too.
Participating in support groups has allieviated my anxiety, reduced my sense of isolation, and allowed opportunities to share my experiences with others who are facing similar concerns.
Whether you are newly-diagnosed with a chronic illness , or you’ve been living with a chronic illness for an extended period of time, please consider participating in an online support group.