Covid Long-Haulers and MECFS, what’s the latest?

Hello, thank you for stopping in today! Let's see, well since last Tuesday my biggest news is that last Saturday I experienced the worst case of vertigo to date, and I'm still trying to balance things out. Vertigo is what happens when I over do it, or I try a supplement that my body doesn't …

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Some of the BEST, and WORST, advice I’ve received since becoming chronically ill.

This is a quick list, the actual list would surely bore you into clicking away. 😉 Let’s get the ‘bad news’ out of the way first. Worst advice Keep exercising. Terrible advice for an MECFS patient. It likely led to the worsening of my condition. MECFS patients are repeatedly told by doctors, who aren’t knowledgeable …

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It’s okay to rest.

Heeding my own advice this 'Blog Tuesday' and resting. Only two new doodles this past week as the energy just wasn't there to doodle and paint. I received some new watercolor paints for my birthday last week. They are brighter colors than mine and I'm very excited to try them out! Hopefully next week I'll …

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Chronic Illness and Birthdays

Saturday will be my 7th birthday while having a chronic illness. I’ve learned a few things along the way about how to celebrate a birthday with chronic illness. As a disclaimer, lumping all illnesses together and generalizing how they play out isn’t fair, it depends what type of chronic illness you have to really determine …

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Six things I didn’t know, six years ago this week, about chronic illness

A teensy little back story first. This week, six years ago, I got sick. I thought I had the flu, turns out it was Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I’ve learned countless lessons, some good, and some I truly wish I'd never known. Since I've been down in the chronic illness trenches for a …

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