Talking about my illness with my coworkers


I have chronic lyme disease and sometimes, I don’t want to talk to others at work about my illness. How do I keep others in the loop while still maintaining my privacy?


In my experience, discussing your chronic illness CAN make people uncomfortable. Sometimes people don’t know what to say or how to act. But the good thing is you’re not alone. Many people have similar experiences or know someone who has been through something similar, so the more comfortable you get with talking about your illness, the better. Be patient with your coworkers. It might be new for them to talk about this! But they care more than you think :slightly_smiling_face: