Living With a Chronically Ill Spouse
February 2nd, 2018
Friends and family often wonder how they can do more, while afraid to make the situation worse. There are some strategies one can utilize; this will also help them be a more effective support system, without taking a toll on their own health.
It is also important to remember that people with chronic pain also live with many other symptoms and syndromes that are secondary to their pain: Anxiety, depression, irritability and mood swings, and a profound lack of energy or motivation. The more a caretaker understands, the better they can anticipate the feelings and subsequent issues that may come to light, the better the relationship between loved one and caretaker can be.
Something you can do to help is to help them with their daily, routine activities. People with chronic pain also often neglect the exercise that is important to help them heal. Some encouragement and a light push may really be helpful to your loved one in the end. After all, they are the ones who have to live with the results of pain from neglected physical therapy. Try to help them keep those goals. For more information about this and other insights on helping you live with someone with chronic pain, visit Living With a Chronically Ill Spouse: What to Expect and What You Can Do To Help.
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Kerri Gaither (Bamboo Marketing Solutions, LLC)