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Learning to cope w/all my medical issues

I'm new on here, hoping to have some people to chat with. I have 4pups that keep me company everyday. Hugs +snuggling are the best! I'm dealing w/6 autoimmune diseases +2rare diseases+ am 66yo+most days are very hard for me. I hope to get to find out how others here make it thru the hard days.

  1. So glad to have you in our community! It sounds like you have a lot on your plate, sorry to hear that you are struggling to get through the bad days. I talk about coping with my rare disease in this article: It isn't a perfect plan. Obviously it would be easier to not have to deal with these issues at all! But having a community that understands is very helpful. I love that you have so many furry friends to keep you company! I have a service dog that I love and who loves me. She is so smart and well-trained. I can't imagine life without her. Furry friends can make a world of difference for those of us living with rare diseases! Warmly, Tatiana ( Team Member)

    1. Welcome to the site! We have some amazing people here. Feel free to reach out to me if you'd like. Living with a chronic illness is hard, let alone multiple. Dogs or pets are so helpful. We feel less alone. My dog is laying right next to me as I get some work done.

      1. That is so much you’re dealing with and understandably challenging, especially on harder days.
        I’ve found reaching out to others who I feel safe with to be a great help during harder times as well as participating in weekly mental health counseling and even support groups at times, whether in person or online. In therapy I learn coping tools, a lot of them are cognitive behavioral to combat bothersome thoughts and change behavior that feeds my depression, that I can use in addition to receiving emotional support from my safe people. This combination works the best for me.

        1. That's wonderful news!! I really love dogs!! ❤️❤️❤️💙💙💙💕💕💕💜💜💜⭐⭐⭐⭐👍👍👍👍😀😀😀😀

          1. Dogs are the best! My supermutt helps me each and every day to stay focused on what matters most... LOVE.

            Thanks for commenting here,
            Gina Miller,
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