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Living with the burden of treatment
« on: March 30, 2014, 08:51:55 PM »

Medical treatments are work for patients. Great essay!



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Re: Living with the burden of treatment
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 05:50:55 AM »
Yes Sharon,

The burden of treatment is very great.  I am so grateful that I was retired before all of my 'conditions' came to visit me.

I try to carry the burden as lightly as possible.... since I will have it for the rest of my life, and I know that accepting it only 'seems' like a choice.

I am so grateful for this forum and for all of you who make the journey less lonely. 

All of you are helping me with my  burden.  You are with me when I take my pills and spray my sprays, rub on my creams, go to the doctor, have my IVIG.  You are all always with me.

A burden shared is a burden no longer.

Hugs,  Elaine
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Re: Living with the burden of treatment
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 03:04:36 AM »
Sharon, thank you for this article. What a good point the author makes.

This doc this looks like he has a real heart, what a wonderful bright smile!
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