Watercolors and Words

ME Awareness month over on Instagram has wiped me out, more than my normal exhaustion, but May is nearly over and I'm no quitter so I'm trying to keep up with the daily posts. Given my energy level, well given my nearly non-existent energy level, I thought I’d just share some of my image posts …

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May 12th is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome International Awareness Day – Show Your Support

May 12th is International Awareness day for the following Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases: Fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). May 12th was chosen because it's Florence Nightingale's birthday. Ms. Nightingale was an English army nurse and also a pioneer in what would become the International Red Cross …

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Bittersweet Day

Whew, yesterday was an emotional roller-coaster. The causes of the roller-coaster were not mine, they came from my lifeline, social media. As is typical with MECFS, emotional experiences tire me just as much as physical ones, today I’m gum on the bottom of a shoe and tomorrow will likely find me even gummier. So, to …

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Most Embarrassing Moment

Major writers block today…I guess it happens to the best of us. Last night I must have breathed wrong turned my head wrong and my neck went into it’s dazzling display of spasms, which proceeded throughout the night, into the morning. The grand finale of my neck spasms typically results in a searing, shooting pain …

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Chronic Illness to Creativity

You went from being a healthy, active, participating member of society to being house or even bedbound. Now what? Well, first you’ll likely need to shake the dust off because that’s a lot to sift through emotionally, but then hopefully you’ll be off to figure out what you can still do to contribute to your …

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