How to Survive Christmas
With Chronic Illness
If you have a chronic illness, chances are you have gone through one or many Christmases with your chronic illness and/or pain. I love getting together with friends and family, but it is exhausting. I fear this will trigger a flair-up or I won’t have the endurance to get through the event. So, I am going to give you some things that I have learned over the years.
I realize that if I Plan, Plan and then Plan again – I get a lot of traction. I know I must start this early. I love my freezer because it can put a lot of food on “hold”. If I want to have an assortment of homemade cookies for Christmas, if I wait until Christmas Eve – I am defeated before I even start. I know that I can’t stand on my feet in one place for more than 10 minutes before my blood pressure will start to drop and I will have other symptoms. But I can make one batch and sit while...