Making Headway

A quick little catch up from me. I’m hovering near baseline. It’s a new baseline and is significantly lower than where it was even last December, but it seems to be where I’m at right now. I’m thankful it’s not even lower and that’s all the emotion I’m willing to put toward it. Honestly the …

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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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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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Foggy Day, Brain Foggy That Is

Today is one of those days where my mind is foggy, my eyes are blurry, and the words seem off in the distance. I should be flat in bed, I know that, but instead I’m sitting in bed, propped up with pillows, staring at the blinking cursor. It’s like when you open the fridge door …

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