How to Do Life with a Chronic Illness

How to Do Life with a Chronic Illness

Reclaim Your Identity, Create Independence, and Find Your Way Forward

Pippa Stacey


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'I know that living with a chronic illness in this inaccessible world is tough. Trust me, I know. But you deserve to find peace and contentment just as much as anybody else. So welcome to your one-stop guide on how to make the most of life alongside your condition, in a way that truly works for you.'

Chronic illness affects everybody differently, but we all share the goal of living meaningfully and making the most of what we have. This book exists to help you take accessible steps towards that goal and build a life that truly feels like yours. 

Instead of focusing on the medical side of long-term conditions, this book dives into the important parts of everyday living that often go unspoken about - from practical advice on friendships, dating and independent living, to more reflective guidance on rediscovering your identity and learning to self-advocate. 

Between these pages, you'll find bespoke information and resources curated through 10+ years of lived experience, alongside words of wisdom from diverse contributors and subject experts. This book also contains journal prompts, resource lists and (perhaps most importantly) words of comfort and validation that people with life-altering conditions simply do not hear enough. 

This is the eBook edition, you will be able to access this eBook online via your browser or download it to the accompanying Jessica Kingsley Publishers app. 


Pippa Stacey:
Pippa Stacey is a disabled creative and writer, living in Yorkshire, UK. Having acquired a chronic illness as a teenager, she is passionate about accessibility and growing understanding of chronic illness. She is named on the Shaw Trust's Disability Power 100 as one of the most influential disabled people in the UK.