It can be extremely difficult and sometimes impossible to maintain a social life with chronic illness. If it wasn’t for my Blackberry keeping me connected to the rest of the world, I think I’d be over half way to becoming a hermit.
Between dealing with chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and all the other symptoms that accompany them, who feels like having people over, or going out? Not me!
It sure is a part of my life that I miss though, as I’ve always been socially outgoing.
Last night a friend and I got the idea to hang out for awhile via webcam, and play some games online. I had so much fun! It’s the next best thing to being in the same place at the same time. We laughed and had a great time, and it finally felt like a managed a bit of social time 🙂
Sometimes I think it’s necessary to get a little creative in order to be able to enjoy some of the things we now find more challenging.
What creative ways have you tried, to enable social activity in you life?