# Chronic illness
Living Well Self-Management Program Helps People Thrive Despite Chronic Conditions
When people encounter health issues, many times they put life on hold until things can “get back to normal”. During this time, they may stop doing the things they enjoy and stop being physically active because they may no longer able to do things “the way they used to”.
Your Chance of Full Recovery From Long-Covid is Only About 50-50 Within 3 Months
The chances of long-Covid recovery also become slimmer with female sex, obesity, older age, and more severe Covid-19. When SARS-CoV-1 emerged 20 years ago in China, no one anticipated the disease could cause long-SARS. When SARS-CoV-2 — the causative agent of Covid-19 — appeared 3 years ago, barely anyone anticipated it could cause long-Covid. Same coronavirus family, the same oversight.
Current Long-COVID Statistics Are Missing the Background Prevalence
Pinpointing the true estimate of long-Covid prevalence from asymptomatic, non-severe, and severe Covid-19. In one of the most extensive and latest long-Covid meta-analyses to date, scientists Chen et al. at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, U.S. synthesized data from 34 studies and computed that the global prevalence of long-Covid stood at 43% of Covid-positive cases. This number has been cited invariousnewsoutlets covering long-Covid.
Opinion: I need to Breathe. We need to Breathe.
I will tell my story again. It has spanned a timeline of decades. I have breathed bad air that has affected my health – mental and physical – as well as that of my family members.
Opinion: Freelancing is not a Part-Time Job
When the word freelancing comes to mind, many people may think it’s magically easy work to get money. My opinion was also the same until I didn’t start working on the freelancing platforms officially. People may think it’s easy and require no effort. But it is not. Freelancing even requires more time than physical jobs that you do in the workplace. Freelancing is not a part-time job, it requires 24/7 duty and more skills.
Life With Lupus: Relating to Others
This article is not intended to be medical advice. The article is simply my own story and experiences as someone with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). As always, you should consult medical professionals with regard to your own health and decisions.