Summer Reading Guide: How to Have a Great Vacation with Chronic Illness

  • By Jennifer Mulder
  • 17 July 2023
  • 6 minute read
Summer Reading Guide: How to Have Great Vacation with Chronic Illness | The Health Sessions

When you think of Summer, chances are pictures of beach holidays, camping in nature or exciting road trips come to mind.

But sadly, traveling and staying at unfamiliar places can be (too) challenging for those of us living with chronic illness. As much as you crave a vacation, you might not be able to go (far) from home or enjoy (many) outings.

And more importantly –  you cannot take a break from your own body. Not even for a day. Because, like this article from The Mighty reminds us, even if you’re at home most of the time, being unable to work is not a vacation. Quite the opposite; managing your health when you’re sick can be a full-time job.

That’s why you deserve to have that sense of novelty and relaxation too, and have a good time when you can.

So no matter if you’re staying at home or traveling this season, get inspired by this summer reading guide filled with ideas to have a great vacation with chronic illness.

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Traveling with Chronic Illness

Most of us love to go on holiday, to relax on the beach or explore new surroundings. At least, in theory. Because traveling with chronic pain, fatigue, limited mobility and other symptoms can pose some serious challenges.

Have a look at these first-class tips to make your journey and stay a little more comfortable.

Summer Reading Guide: How to Have Great Vacation with Chronic Illness | The Health Sessions
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Staycation: How to Create Vacation Vibes at Home

Let’s be honest: The FOMO is real when you see your friends having cocktails by the pool or sightseeing cool cities on Instagram while you are stuck at home as usual. But just because your health problems stop you from joining in on all the fun, doesn’t mean you can have any fun.

Let’s see how you could create some vacation vibes at home!

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True Happiness

No matter if you’re healthy or sick, you just want to have a good time in summer and make happy memories. That’s easier said than done when you’re in pain, but here are some simple ways to boost your mood.

What do you need to have a great vacation with chronic illness? 

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