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10 things to NOT SAY to someone with a chronic illness, such as multiple sclerosis, MS

Simply B: Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis

Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) are lifelong, inflmmatory, autoimmune diseases of the GI tract. The million of is who live with with IBD choose to remain optimistic.

Sometimes a little laughter goes a long way.

18 Memes That Nail What It's Like to Live With Chronic Illness

Chronic pain...I wish she wouldn't, it'd be so much easier to help her if she weren't always trying to be "normal" :-/

We try to seem as “normal” as possible

Chronic Pain patients tend to minimize their pain. pain *i don't really care about seeming normal. i just don't want my family to know how bad it is, because there is nothing they can do. no reason to make them feel bad too.

So, what can you say to an ill friend that will make her happy? Source: http://invisibleillnessweek.com/2012/08/24/help-a-friend

5 Things to Say to an Ill Friend - for my "friend" I ran into after hubs' massive heart attack telling me she didn't say anything because she didn't know what to say. Yes, really happened.