Chronic can be a good thing

When I was in cancer treatment, I was told cancer was being treated as a chronic illness instead of a terminal one. We all liked that. It was nice knowing that they didn't expect you to die anytime soon. Living with a terminal disease is not fun. Your life is counted in weeks and months instead of decades and generations. But living with a chronic disease is not that great either.We all know we came with an expiration date - life is a terminal occurrence. We are all going to die some day. But with a chronic disease, life just becomes a little (or a lot) less fun.I have a couple of those chronic conditions that make life less fun. And that's how life goes for me. If you want to learn more about living with chronic ailments, this is a wonderful essay on life with chronic ailments.And how you wake up each day with hope to be free of pain and and maybe there will be a cure.  Life with chronic ailments is better than with a terminal one but how much is up for discussion.
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer Tags: chronic conditions hope terminal ailments Source Type: blogs

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Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Breast Cancer Lymphedema;   Pain;   Pain, Postoperative;   Pain, Chronic;   Mastectomy; Lymphedema;   Breast Surgery Interventions:   Other: Single rehabilitative treatment;   Other: Group rehabilitative treatment Sponsor:   University of Roma La Sapienza Completed
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Conditions:   Breast Cancer;   Pain, Chronic;   Pain, Postoperative;   Mastectomy; Lymphedema Intervention:   Other: Rehabilitation protocol Sponsor:   University of Roma La Sapienza Completed
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