An excellent explanation of PEM written by Whitney Dafoe included in post.

A repost from Whitney Dafoe's facebook post, with my short explanation below. If you've happened upon this post and you are a Covid-19 LongHauler, please take a moment to read and be extra careful as your body heals.  Whitney Dafoe, a young man who came down with severe MECFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) in the …

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Happy 3 Year Blogiversary To Me!

At our home, over the past few years, Tuesday’s have been referred to, humorously, as blog Tuesday. Several years ago, actually three in July, I started to blog, specifically on Tuesdays. I know myself well enough to know if I didn’t set strict parameters (one specific day in the week), I’d eventually stop posting. Don’t …

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California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) Homebound Appointments

Did you know homebound appointments at the DMV were a thing? Quick little post today to share something I learned, today actually. You can request a homebound appointment through the DMV to obtain an ID. It took me three attempts (several different people) at contacting them but the last time I took a different approach …

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Insomnia: Unpopular Philosophy

Insomnia may be more common than you think. Did you know an estimated 30 percent of people deal with insomnia? Although I couldn’t find clear cut numbers, I know that number is much higher in the chronic illness community, for a variety of reasons: ranging from pain to stress, to a body that has less …

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5 Easy Ways to Reach Out to Someone with a Chronic Illness

If you’ve been wondering how to reach out to someone who is chronically ill, but aren’t sure what would be best, below are several ideas. I do want to add, if it’s been a long time and you feel awkward because you let so much time slip by, that’s okay. You’d be surprised how much …

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