Smile, It’s Good For You

Between ME/CFS Awareness Day (May 12th)/Week (May 11-17)/Month(May) and Mother’s Day, this week has been an emotional doozy for many of us. Mother's Day is always a rough one for me as I lost my mom in '02. She passed of heart failure and incurable anemia but had many of the same symptoms I now …

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20 Entertaining Activities For Us Housebound And Bedridden Folk

In the beginning of your illness you may have been just trying to survive each day, while simultaneously trying to tackle as much as possible to keep life normal. Eventually you reached a point where acceptance settled in, specifically an acceptance that pacing is absolutely vital to feeling as well as possible with chronic illness, …

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Pain Management: A Personal Journey

Pain is a touchy subject, at least for people who experience it chronically. Thankfully the human body has an elaborate pain alert-system built in, which most of the time is a lifesaving feature. Your body hurts, you know something is wrong, and to the best of your ability you do whatever needs to be done …

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Bending To The Will Of Chronic Illness ~ 4 of my new norms

A day or two ago I found myself chuckling, which is not entirely uncommon, I’ve always been one to find humor in the little things. The first time I ever got in trouble in grade school was for having the unstoppable giggles during quiet time. The boy next to me wouldn’t stop singing Jeremiah was …

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5 Tips for Coping With Chronic Illness

Disclaimer - The following opinions are based off my own experiences. I am not a healthcare professional. Please consult a qualified, licensed, healthcare professional before making any adjustments to your health care regimen. Chronic illness leaves most of us feverishly searching for solutions to ease our symptoms. We comb the internet: read blogs, read posts, …

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