When I consider the reasons why I have come so far in my life, I can only attribute it to the support networks I have created wherever I go. These include family members, friends, coworkers, teammates, pets, online communities and more.
As a patient experiencing a health concern or major illness, support groups can be the glue that keeps you together as you navigate the murky waters of ill health. Websites like Patients Like Me can act as support networks to help get through tough challenges.
These supports help us through our journeys. They love us unconditionally and they allow us to grow and change.
Finding supports that allow you to feel comfortable is incredibly important for your personal growth and development.
Band together your support systems whenever you are embarking on a tough challenge. Whether it’s changing your diet to achieve better health, running a 10K race, moving to a new city, or starting a new job – we are here to help each other get through life. Each supportive individual in your network makes your load a little easier to carry.
Your healthcare professional should be part of that team. They should listen, provide advice and resources, and empower you to make smart decisions about your health. Is this how your doctor makes you feel?
Support – it’s just what the (future) doctor ordered!