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14 Chronic Illness Life Lessons From My Mom

It isn’t lost on me that not everyone is as fortunate to have a mother who believed their pain or symptoms as a child. I’m so grateful that my mom not only did that despite over 20 years before we got answers and my Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) and vascular compressions diagnoses, but that she also taught me so many ways to overcome and make the best of my life with chronic illness. I now am teaching those same things to my daughters and would love to also share with you some of those life lessons:

1. Work ethic — even during surgery recovery I was going to make myself get up and walk because I work hard and it pays off.

2. Sometimes you just have to let things go. I know there were many times I had expectations and unforeseen circumstances

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