Living life with chronic illness can be a difficult and often lonely road. If you’re unable to work and you are spending a lot of your time at home, things can feel very isolating and you may even lose the desire to socialise. Living your best life whilst having chronic illness is no easy task. If you’re severely disabled, life becomes difficult getting around and navigating public transport and public areas. There are some ways to make your life a little easier and ensure that you have everything you need at home that will make you feel a little more secure.
If you are taking medicines long term you need to ensure that you’re not being over cluttered and that you have ample space for your equipment that doesn’t take up most of the house. Perhaps you could look at a medical fridge to store important medicines. You could also look at having things around the house to enhance your health. Air purifiers are good to cleanse the air and keep it fresh, stairlift if you need it, you can apply for this via your local council if you are severely disabled. Heating or cooling pads for any chronic pain, being stocked up on these can be helpful as it will assist with short term needs. Enough blankets to keep you warm and cosy during the winter months, it can be especially hard during winter as the soaring prices for heating can be very difficult to keep up with. It is not at all easy, but keeping things to hand will be helpful.
If you have people around you who look after you or good family and friends, then tell them how you feel and speak to them about your worries. You may feel as if you’re burdening them but they most likely want to know how you’re getting on and bottling up feelings can create more physical issues down the line. If you do not have anyone nearby you, then look online if possible and see what other people have the same condition as you. Even if you have very rare ailments or symptoms, you will guarantee someone somewhere on the internet has suffered a similar thing. Remembering that you are never alone is so incredibly important. You can also find out what groups are local to your neighbourhood, it may just be that there is a gathering once a week or month that you can go to for some tea and biscuits and a chat, there are more support groups than you may think so have a little look online and see what could be available to you.
Reach out for any additional help if needs be. There is no reason to be suffering in silence at all, and by taking some additional steps to help you move forward, you could be starting to get a little more out of life than you are now. Start enjoying the life you lead.