10 Commandments for Conversing with a Sick Friend by Letty Cottin Pogrebin, wsj: The natural human reaction is to feel awkward and upset in the face of illness, but unless we control those feelings and come up with an appropriate response, there's a good chance that we'll blurt out some cringe-worthy cliché, craven remark or blunt question that, in retrospect, we'll regret. #Sick_Friend
Chronic pain is chronic..... --- Most people cannot tell if a person has a chronic pain illness simply by looking at them. It is an "invisible" disability that people deal with everyday. Many people who do not feel the first-hand effects of chronic pain do not understand what is being dealt with.