Chronic Illness and Birthdays

Saturday will be my 7th birthday while having a chronic illness. I’ve learned a few things along the way about how to celebrate a birthday with chronic illness. As a disclaimer, lumping all illnesses together and generalizing how they play out isn’t fair, it depends what type of chronic illness you have to really determine …

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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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MECFS Struggle of the Day – Adulting

Welcome back! What I intended on doing today (anyone else automatically hear 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions' in a sing-songy voice when they hear the word intended? Just me? 😉) was to post an award response to a recent blog nomination. However, after a good bit of time on the phone …

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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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