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Rheumatoid ArthritisLiving With

How to Get Support for Chronic Illness when Your Family Lives Far Away

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Family Bond
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Find a supportive family member


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Share appointment dates


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Ask questions raised by family at appointments


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Share appointment updates


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Educate your family about your condition


Keeping up with family
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Update regularly


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Accept help


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Show vulnerability


Relaxing on couch
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Take good care of yourself


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Find local support


Reaching out for help
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Ask for help


Cathy Kramer

Cathy Kramer

@cateepoo88

Cathy Kramer has been married longer than not and is a mom to two young adults plus an aging border collie. She splits her days/nights between two community colleges as an ESL/ABE instructor. She is a strong believer in gratitude and attempts to leave a smile everywhere she goes. Cathy shares her positive voice as an advocate in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA), chronic illness, and self-care communities. Her ongoing journey with RA can be found on her blog The Life and Adventures of Cateepoo. She often hangs out @cateepoo88 on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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