“Control”

I’m not the first one- and I certainly won’t be the last one- to say that in the context of any chronic disease, the term  “control” needs to be replaced by “giving it your all.”  Our choice of words affects how we emotionally-process the inevitable rises and falls of everyday life with a health condition.  We cannot simply throw a lasso around a chronic disease and call it a day, so let’s make a concerted effort as patients, health care professionals, and most importantly, human beings, to honor the effort that it takes to live with chronic disease through our choice of words.

 

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