This blog is for the friendly discussion of books on all things chronic. It is inclusive, so people of all genders, religions and philosophies please join in. I ask that we respect the ideas and viewpoints of all of our posters. We might disagree with each other but that is what makes discussions interesting. Please be polite, friendly, supportive and remember we are all suffering from some ailment or other so most importantly be gentle.
Don't feel like you have to finish the book before participating in the discussion. I know I have brain fog so badly sometimes that I can't read. Read what you can and then jump in. I am going to try and find audio sources for these books and post links to them if they are available.
A Few Pointers:
- Discuss the ideas and not the poster. This is particularly true if the discussion gets heated.
- No name calling. Nuf said.
- Use "I" sentences. "I think..." "I feel..." "In my opinion..." "I don't agree and here is why..."
- This is NOT the place to convert people to your religion. This is the place where people of diverse backgrounds can come and discuss what we have in common, chronic illness.
- Please don't try to diagnose someone unless you are a medical doctor.
- Please don't try to cure someone. See #5 and anyway chances are they've already tried it and it hasn't worked or they wouldn't be here in the first place.
- All we can do is tell others our own stories and listen to each other and that in itself is a wonderful thing.