A+ Advice: The Crushing Loneliness of Chronic Illness

Into the A+ Advice Box runs twice a month on the first and third Fridays where A+ members can ask us advice questions about just about anything and receive those answers anonymously. It's one of the ways we say thank you to our members! Curious about A+? It starts at just $4 a month or $30 a year and proceeds go to support everything we do at Autostraddle. And if you'd like to donate a membership to someone who can't afford one right now, or if that sounds like you and you're interested in a free membership, we encourage you to check out our A+ Gift Membership Pool!

Sometimes, we get questions from members where the answers could be whole posts in and of themselves! This is one of those questions.

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I've had long covid for over eighteen months and it severely limits what I can do. I can't travel far from home and can't be out for more than a few hours on a good day. I am making extremely slow progress but don't honestly expect to ever recover fully. I don't know when or if ...

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

Heather has written 1247 articles for us.