The chronic life is hard.
Invisible illnesses are a special kind of hard.
I teach people with chronic illness how to be their own voice and navigate the admin side of sick.
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The Chronic Pain Advocate
teaching self-advocacy to those who live with chronic illness
Auto-immune illness. Chronic illness of any kind, really… where do we even start ???
Pain. Exhaustion. Brain fog. Memory loss. Meds that knock us down. The physical part of the journey is so, so hard.
But there’s an entire practical side to this walk. Things like making a schedule, financial difficulties, trying to keep a job, dealing with insurance, keeping up with medical records, friendships that go awry… sometimes it’s hard to just be sick for dealing with all the ancillary stuff. It can leave us feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, discouraged, and wondering if any of it will ever make sense.
Is there help out there anywhere?
Yes, my friend… there is.
My name is Elisa Comer and I live with rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s and dysautonomia, to name a few. After 25 years in patient care and healthcare administration, my own journey of chronic illness began with an up-close-and-personal look at a life with chronic pain. I share my story to help others who find themselves bogged down in the mud of chronic illness and the admin side of being sick
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