A Few Things that have Helped me Live my Best Life, Alongside Chronic Illness

One to the blessings of social media, when living with a chronic illness, is the ability to learn what tools other people are using to live their best life with their disability. In the spirit of ‘sharing what’s worked for me but might not work for you as we are all different’, I’m going to …

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Open Letter to Social Security Disability Caseworker/Investigator(s)

I would like to begin with a little background. My career focus, when I was able-bodied, was legal/compliance. I spent 15 years in that field, in a variety of capacities. At one-point I provided company surveillance for employee emails. I know what it feels like to look into people’s private lives, to form opinions about …

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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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Fitbit Charge 2 Review

Let’s get the fine print out of the way. I’m not being paid by fitbit to endorse their product, I’m simply providing my experience and how I’m using the tracker to try and help my body better heal from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (MECFS). I have not discussed using the fitbit with my doctors, but I …

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Pacifist Turned Chronic Illness Warrior

There are people with chronic illness that do not like being referred to as warrior’s; I respect that point of view. In fairness, I respect most points of view that don’t in any way hurt anyone or anything. To each his own, right? According to Google’s dictionary a Warrior is a brave or experienced soldier …

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