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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Fibromyalgia + Sugar = Ouch

Let’s just get that red tape out of the way… This is my personal experience. I’m a no-longer-able-to-work-due-to-chronic-illness legal/compliance person, but by no means am I a health care professional, in any way. If you or someone you know have been diagnosed with an unsolved mystery illness, like fibromyalgia (FM), you may have taken to …

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Happy Halloween!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween tomorrow! 🎃👻🤡🤠 Yesterday I must have gotten out of bed wrong, which is funny because I've done it approximately a million times before, especially this past four years. Anyhoo, my back is out and the pain is excruciating, which is something for me as a chronic pain …

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Five confessions of a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patient

1. I’m the same person as I was before I got sick, but now I'm wondering what in the hell happened to my life. After four years I still waffle around trying to figure it out, even though I know the answers aren't there and some of the finest researchers in the world have yet …

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Strength, Good People, and Independence…How Has Chronic Illness Changed Your Life

Last week, which was also the four year anniversary of the onset of CFS in my life, I had planned on writing about the ways chronic illness has changed my life, but honestly emotionally it was too painful to even go there. You know those things you want to write about but you know the …

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