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Undergraduate Thesis help.

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Sick Parents

Undergraduate Thesis help.

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brandi [ oh shit. ]
Hey everybody, I recently found this community and thought I'd ask for some help. If this kind of post isn't allowed, please tell me and I'll delete it.

My mother was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease known as Sarcoidosis in her lungs about 19 years ago, when I was 3. Over the years she has gotten progressively worse and the Sarcoids are obviously affecting more than simply her lungs. Throughout my life she has gone in and out of "remission." Remission meaning not that the disease went away, but that it was, for lack of a better word, dormant. Her sister also has it, but in her central nervous system, leaving her pretty much bound to a wheelchair by age 46. Obviously, growing up with a chronically ill parent, I feel, has impacted my life greatly. Not necessarily for the worse, but I feel that it has definitely impacted my relationship with my mother and the rest of my family. It has also greatly affected the way in which I relate to the world at large. My experience growing up with a chronically ill parent has inspired my current undergraduate research project. I'm currently examining how growing up with an ill parent affects family relationships and broader social relationships. I'm having trouble finding people to interview who have had this experience so I thought I would see if there was anyone on here who would be willing to help me out and be a participant in my research. It's all confidential and can be done online. I would send you the interview questions and you could just type out responses. I only need about five more people to participate. Please, any help would be greatly appreciated! If you're interested or have any questions, please message me or comment. Thanks again, and hang in there.
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