View Full Version : Coping with chronic illnesses

12-25-2006, 10:30 AM
Hello everyone,

Does anyone know of a website or book about how parents should deal with their children who have a chronic illness like lupus?

I'm suffering from this problem with my own parents--at 18 and diagnosed with lupus since 3 years, their overprotectiveness makes me feel sicker than I actually am. I wanted to raise some awareness in my community and was hoping to get some help from sources you may know of.

Merry Christmas everyone!

12-25-2006, 05:53 PM
This has been a problem for me, too.

Joni Erickson Tada has some awesome books on coping with a disabillity or illness. I highly recommend her books. She suffered from a spinal chord injury when she was seventeen, and she went through all kinds of stuff (I think she's in her fifties or sixties now).