Now that we have been having a heat wave here over the past few days, I have started getting in the mood for the summer. I always look forward to the spring and early summer season because I tend to feel better during this … [Read more...] about Enjoying the Summer with CFS & Fibromyalgia
Children are very observant and they notice every single thing. They know when something is not right and they know when we are not well. They can sense it whether we try to fake it or not. My son always knows even when … [Read more...] about How Our Children Respond to CFS & Fibro Flares
The helpful advice of others, or what they presume to be helpful advice...don't we just love it? It's always interesting to have people who have absolutely no clue as to what we go through everyday try and tell us WHY we we … [Read more...] about It’s Not Negativity – It’s Called “Being Sick”!
If you have been discriminated against by an employer because of your disaiblity, you can file a complaint with the EEOC under the Americans with Disabilities Act. I covered much of Title I of the Americans with … [Read more...] about Filing A Complaint Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Disabled employees are supposed to be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, but we all know that as chronically ill patients, we face discrimination on the job frequently due to our health problems. I've … [Read more...] about Part 1: Americans with Disabilities Act
This week has been one of those weeks that could not end fast enough. I am still slowly recovering from my flare and the longer it takes me to get over it, the more the depression sets in. I put on a good front around … [Read more...] about Broken, Depression & Discrimination
Earlier this week I posted about how as a society we have The I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Theory mentality when in actuality, it may be causing more harm than good, in my opinion. How many times do we hear over and over again … [Read more...] about CFS & FM: Did You Push Yourself Too Hard In Life?
This post is inspired by a new friend that I have recently made in California. I met a woman on Facebook who has CFS and who also believes she has Interstitial Cystitis. She has been sick for a long time and she found me … [Read more...] about The Bond Between CFS & Fibromyalgia Patients
I have just finished reading Parting the Fog: The Personal Side of Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Sue Jones and there was a part in the book that really struck a chord with me. It is the chapter where Sue talks … [Read more...] about Who Has Stood By You & Your Chronic Illness?
As I sat down to write this post, I found that typing these words were not easy. It was not easy because it's always a difficult thing to realize, then admit (especially to the world) one's own faults. But here I am, once … [Read more...] about Love, Understanding & Compassion Are A Two Way Street