Thursday, January 31, 2013

PBS: Coping with Chronic Illness

New PBS show:
Living & Breathing: Coping With Chronic Illness
Chronicling the experiences of three women with the rare lung disease of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).
 
Like CFS, the only treatment is observation.  Eventually patients get sick enough to require a lung transplant.
 
The patients in the show speak bluntly and honestly about the limitations of living with chronic illness, how friends drift away, how strangers are rude about their limitations, how they've had to change their way of life, find new hobbies and exercises and ways of doing things....
 
All the things we want our friends and family to understand, that they won't listen to coming from us, but may listen when it's on TV.

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