When you first become chronically ill you go through a mourning processes of what you can no longer do which is very normally. This can take months and for some even a couple years. We all deal with things differently and there is no set amount of time this should take. But when you get “Stuck” in this mourning processes for an extended period of time it can become very debilitating emotionally and physically (Because the mind and body are connected). In fact, it can become more debilitating than your chronic illness itself.