Another year has come to an end, If you’re living with a chronic or catastrophic health condition, you may find yourself reviewing the challenges you faced during 2017, maybe a few setbacks along the way. If so, then I would also encourage you to review the triumphs, or at least all those days when you did the best you could. Let’s all be optimistic about 2018. Let’s review our foundation, including our support system. Sure, nobody knows what they might be facing. But we call be prepared for the road ahead!
Dr. Gary McClain
Chronic Communication ℠
Counseling and Workshops
Questions? Ask Dr. Gary
Q: I was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and I am really trying to face up to this condition and maintain my independence. But there are days when I know I need help. My family is telling me that I am being stubborn when all I am trying to do is be a Fighter. When is it time to ask for help?
A: Fighters may have a reputation as the ideal role models but they aren’t always good at seeking out support unless someone shows them how much worse things will be if they don’t.
Fighters often view themselves as so in control of their situation that they can handle every...