It's been a very tough year for my family, dealing with one crisis after another, from medical emergencies to legal situations we've never dealt with before to unprecedented car repairs (including replacing brakes on four cars since spring!). All of that also led to financial crises and plenty of stress. One of the biggest challenges we faced this year was when our son was assaulted and seriously injured while on a study abroad program. It was during that particular crisis that I realize that our past 16 years of living with chronic illness had actually helped us prepare to deal with all sorts of other crises in our lives. So, this article is about what happens when the unexpected happens and how to roll with the punches and get through the crisis - all lessons learned from a life with chronic illness.
Has it been this way for you? Has chronic illness taught you some lessons on how to deal with the unexpected? Please share your own stories or tips in the comments below.
The full article is reprinted here, with permission from ProHealth: