https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/turning-straw-gold/201411/surviving-the-holidays-when-you-re-chronically-ill

Surviving the Holidays when You’re Chronically Ill

Four suggestions for making the holidays as stress-free as possible

Posted Nov 23, 2014

Toni Bernhard J.D.

Turning Straw Into Gold

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For the chronically ill—which includes those who suffer from chronic pain—the holidays can feel like a no-win situation. If we participate at all, there’s likely to be payback later. On the other hand, if we don’t participate, we’ll feel isolated and risk other people not understanding why we haven’t joined in the festivities….(See link for full article)