Parenting a teen with chronic fatigue can be daunting. Knowing when to advocate for them, and how to empower them to fight for their health is a journey that often requires transformation, intentionality, and advocacy. Dr. Shelly Gruenig talks about her role as a parent and meeting the needs of her teenager with chronic fatigue.
- Knowing when to advocating for them. But also empowering them to become independent.
- Addiction vs. Dependency-Helping teens deal with chronic pain.
- Becoming a coach and encouraging them.
- Teens have to decide for themselves what they are willing to implement.
- “I felt like I was sitting on her coattails, trying to hold her back”-Dr. Shelly Gruenig
- “I thought I was going crazy, I never knew this was because of my chronic illness.”-Makenzie Gruenig
- “Chronic pain takes a part of your soul.”-Aaron Sanchez
- “I could see more clearly through the lens of cannabis than I could through the fog of chronic pain.”-Sarah Schlichte Sanchez
- Keep records of how they feel. They may not be able to see the progress or the cycles that you can see from an outside perspective.
- Vet the Physicians before you drag a teen to a new physician.
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- If you want to know more about medical cannabis-this is a great episode!.http://lymevoice.com/027-medical-cannabis-and-lyme-disease-shelly-m-white/
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