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Navigating What I Tell Others About My Chronic Health Condition

One of the things I see being asked by those dealing with severe health issues is, “How much should I share with my friends, family, and general public?”

The short answer is: Whatever you are comfortable with and that may vary, season to season.

When I was first diagnosed with chiari malformation, and told I needed brain surgery, the circle that I shared information with was very small. Only my closest friends and family knew details. I was part of several clubs and activities, and they were aware that I had some “health problems” and that I had to take some time off. I discussed the need for some adaptions and shared what was going on with the director of the Choral Society I was part of. At the time I was landing solos in the group, so

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