Chronic Illness Never Takes a Day Off…(funny pic)

Chronic Illness never takes a day off. It’s finally sunny and 70 in Massachusetts today. How am I spending this absolutely gorgeous day? Sleeping, in pain, sitting on the couch watching tv, trying not to be sick. So I just have to say: Advertisements

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Fibro is SO Much More Than Pain

May is, coincidentally, awareness month for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and mental health. Or maybe it isn’t coincidental at all. Anyone who lives with chronic illness & pain, Fibro or CFS is very likely all too familiar with how disease affects one’s mental health. It produces a myriad of thoughts and emotions that are […]

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Managing the Unending Nausea of Fibro and CFS

Two years ago, I had agonizing back pain that would not respond to any treatment. I was completely incapacitated with pain. We saw a Spinal Specialist at one of the big hospitals and I can remember my Husband explaining to him that if we could just improve my back pain, that my quality of life […]

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The Blogs and Bloggers I Follow as a Chronic Illness Blogger

Long before I began blogging, I was following Blogs about Chronic Illness/Pain, Fibro and CFS/ME. Over the years, I have come across some really great Blogs and met some really great Bloggers. So I wanted to introduce you to them. I am so grateful to have found a plethora of information and encouragement, over the […]

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There’s No Such Thing As “Status Quo” When You’re Chronically Ill

So what does that title even mean? Last night I had the privilege of receiving some feedback from a reader about how positive I am. My Husband and I laughed and said boy, if only they really knew me, they’d know how much of a curmudgeon I really am. We laughed, but that whole exchange […]

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Ten Ways to Live Life Better With Chronic Illness

Life certainly hasn’t turned out the way I intended, to say the least. And in the beginning, when I was sickest, I was angry and full of pain and disappointment over getting sick. I had a difficult time seeing through the haze of loss and resentment to realize that I still had choices left in […]

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Intermittent Fasting and Chronic Illness

In the seven years since I’ve gotten sick, I’ve tried at least a few “diets” to improve my Chronic Illness: gluten free, the arthritis diet, eliminating caffeine and salt, veganism (no flesh, dairy or refined sugar) and an ultimate return to eating meat. So it’s easy to see why I was resistant to agreeing to […]

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