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What It Really Means to Not Have a Support System When You're Chronically Ill

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Everyday problems turn into disasters when you’re chronically ill and have no support system. Living in the Northeast, you expect significant snowfall at times during the winter.

Having grown up in that part of the county, I was accustomed to this seasonal annoyance. It was only after becoming ill I realized how I had taken for granted my ability to handle the requirements of functioning throughout a snowy winter.

After one particular snowfall, I realized just how challenging living alone with a chronic illness had become. As my illness had progressed, figuring out how to accomplish daily living activities, such as taking out the garbage, became a weekly project.

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