How To Have A Chronic Illness So It Doesn’t Have You



5 Rules For Living With Chronic Illness and Depression

I'm very proud and excited to be featured today on the popular blog Beyond Blue.

Last week when Judge Sotomayor was nominated to be a Supreme Court justice, one thing that grabbed me was that she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was eight years old. How did managing this dangerous illness all her life influence her? Did it drag her down? Did it motivate her? One thing I know for sure, it had a powerful influence in her journey.

For every person of prominence coping with chronic illness, there's hundreds of thousands of us who are doing the best we can to live fully with what was dealt us. This is a topic that is very close to my heart because of my own experience and the courage I'm privileged to witness in my patients.

There is so much to discuss about living a satisfying life with chronic illness that I decided to write a book about it. This book will not be a downer. It will be funny, uplifting and a kick in the pants! I would love to hear about how you or someone you love thrives with, or in spite of, chronic illness. Please leave a comment or write me your story at draletta@explorewhatsnext.com!

3 comments


  • Natalie

    I don’t have any comments about living with or being close to someone living with a chronic illness, but I wanted to say I think it’s great that you’re writing a book. Good luck with this new(?) adventure!

    2009/05/29
  • Natalie,
    You, SD and others encouraged me when I wrote that piece on jealousy, remember? Thanks for the support. It means a lot to me.
    Dr. A

    2009/05/29
  • Natalie

    I do remember and am glad that helped to push you in this direction. :)
    Natalie

    2009/05/31

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