January Blues, Chronic Illness, and Isolation Are Tempered by Pets

January Blues, Chronic Illness, and Isolation Are Tempered by Pets

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January Blues, Chronic Illness, and Isolation Are Tempered by Pets

In an interview with CBS last November, actor Michael J. Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease, said, “… [Y]our instinct when you have a chronic illness is, sometimes, to isolate and make your world as small as possible so you don’t have as much to deal with. But a dog will open you up.” Isolation, how I know thee. I currently find myself more detached than ever. The ongoing pandemic means there is little to zero…

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