Guidebook for Navigating New Chronic Illness or Disability: Part 1 You Realize You Can’t Work As Much or At All Anymore

The Professional Patient

It’s been less than two years since I entered into the world of the chronically ill and the disabled. In that time, I’ve often wished there was a simple guide to navigating the muddy waters of new illness and disability. For the emotional component of this journey, I have found guidance from the writings of Toni Bernhard, and in particular her book How to Be Sick. I can’t say enough good things about her material, both for those like me and for our caretakers. Her writings are Buddha-inspired, but you needn’t be a Buddhist to benefit from them.

I haven’t found a comprehensive resource about the practical aspects of navigating life with new limitations, though, and as a result I‘ve learned many lessons the hard way. To make this journey easier for others like me, I’ve started to compile some of the resources

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Upcoming Sarcoidosis Awareness Month Events

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Hopefuly I listed them all. If I failed to mention your event, please notify me so that I can add it to the list.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
7th Annual Public health Care Conference & Expo
Bowie, Maryland
Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center
10am- 2pm Pre-registration is required
www.mcguireglobalrecruitment.com

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Sarcoidosis Awareness Purple Tie Dinner and Dance
Boynton Beach, FL
For more information contact Michelle Voce
mvoce@bellsouth.net

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Marilyn’s Fight for Life Sarcoidosis Awarenss Balloon Relsease Event
New Castle, DE
At 4pm sharp
mommielynn@live.com
https://mommielynns.com/sarcoidosis

Friday, April 11th, 2014
Sarcoidosis Meet and Greet
Rainbow City Community Center
6pm Tickets $10
www.Sarcoidosisoutreachsos.com

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Candlelight Vigil and Walk-a-Thon
Quincy, FL
For more information contact Michelle Voce
mvoce@bellsouth.net

Saturday, April 12th, 2013
Sarcoidosis Hope Walk 2014
Vivian Lee Maddox Sports Complex
1 Mile fun walk/ 3 mile walk
Contact Alice Minyard 256.442.0463 or www.Sarcoidosisoutreachsos.com

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
10th Annual Sarcoidosis Awareness Walk
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. Houston, TX 77096
Registration: $25
ERJCC Parking Lot 8:30 AM
www.jsof.org/events

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Shanetta’s Sarcoidosis Awareness Walk
Michigan City, IN
For more information contact
Shanetta Jordan
shanettajordan@yahoo.com

Saturday, June 21st, 2014
3rd Annual Chad Hammond Memorial Golf Outing
Charles Town, West Virginia
For more information contact Dan
Dan_Conn@comcast.net

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
3rd Annual Deloris D. Mayo Walk
Virginia Beach, VA
Mt. Trashmore Park
http://www.delorisdmayowalk4sarcoidosis.org

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
4th Annual Philip L. Orkin Golf Classic
Sussex, Wisconsin
1pm
For more information contact Jon Orkin
jon.orkin1212@gmail.com

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Sarcoidosis 5k/ 1 mile fun run
Long Island, NJ
For more information contact Frank Rivera
www.sarcoidosisofli.com

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
4th Annual Sarcoidosis Awareness Fundraiser
Leggetts Sand Bar
Manasquan, NJ
cathyscause@gmail.com

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