Facebook Pixel

Chronic illnesses /daily life with them Join this Group

New to group

By March 6, 2012 - 12:58pm

I am a new blogger for EmpowHer and am pleased to find this group. Living with chronic conditions is difficult whether they are genetic, a result of lifestyle or a result of medical errors. My conditions are due to genetics and medical errors. Most people have more than one chronic condition as they age and find it difficult to obtain quality care because their docs don't work together as a team. They receive individual advise from each and hope for the best. I have devoted almost a decade to writing my book, The Savvy Patient's Toolkit, speaking to groups and being a voice for better care. I'd like to know about your experiences with obtaining the care you need - the good, the bad and the unknown. I look fporward to hearing from you.

By March 12, 2012 - 1:55pm

Hi Margo! (I love that name and am considering naming my daughter Margo - after I have one, that is, after I get well, that is!)

I'm living with chronic Lyme Disease, Babesia and Bartonella coinfections, as well as chronic Epstein Barr Virus, multiple food sensitivities, and mold toxicity. (Wow, that's a lot!)

I am ALL about patient empowerment and exceptional patient care. If you haven't heard of it already, I think Naturopathic Medical Care is the best way to go! These docs value educating their patients, as well as listening to them.

As far as living with chronic illness, oy, that's the true battle. I'll point you to a blog post I wrote about that. http://www.waterwithlyme.blogspot.com/2012/02/choices-choices-choices.html

I'm hoping to check this great new resource often, but, as a chronic sicky, am pretty sick, and so I'm not totally reliable anymore. My new catchphrase since being sick is: 'Well, back when I used to be reliable, this wouldn't have been a problem...' Ha!


March 12, 2012 - 1:55pm
EmpowHER Guest
By Anonymous March 11, 2012 - 12:44pm

Hi Margo Corbett,

Thanks for sharing your story and am sure this will help many with a chronic condition.  Am sure here they will find answers and support.




March 11, 2012 - 12:44pm

Group Leader

Related Topics


Ideas that we can share as whole how to cope with daily living with chronic illnesses. Tips, support, how to make housework, life easier, how to deal with children, spouses, friends who do not understand what it is like...just a support group that will help make living with chronic illnesses easier.


This Group is Open to all EmpowHER.com members