My Path to Healing: Revealing Secrets from the Past

  I know that my posts have been getting fewer and farther between on this website and I think part of that is due to the fact that I am getting to the point where I am finding some healing, some … [Read more...]

Part 2: A Heavy Burden: My Life Long Weight Battle & Effects of CFS

This post is continued from the other day, so if you missed Part 1, make sure you read the beginning of the story to catch up! Up until the birth of my son, my CFS had not affected my weight and I … [Read more...]

Part 1: A Heavy Burden: My Life Long Weight Battle & Effects of CFS

I have battled with my weight almost my entire life.  I first remember trying to put myself on a diet when I was just six years old.  By the time I was 12 years old, I was sick of being made fun of … [Read more...]

Messing with Mother Nature

Leave it up to me to try and mess with mother nature.  I should know better that when I try to do something to benefit me in the future it is going to backfire and cause more problems, especially when … [Read more...]

My CFS Sleeping Disorders Continue to Manifest

Sleeping disorders are a major symptom for those of us with ME/CFS and I am no exception to this.  For the past 20 plus years I have not slept properly and it seems that the older I get and the longer … [Read more...]

Denying Denial In My Chronic Illnesses

As everyone knows from my most recent blog posts, I have not been the ambassador of good physical or mental health lately.  I am happy to report, however, that I feel like I am starting to slowly feel … [Read more...]

Through It All, I Keep Fighting – Regardless Of What Is Said!

Every day with a chronic illness is like fighting a new battle.  You never know what to expect when you get up in the morning and you never know how your day is going to go.  You just have to roll … [Read more...]

Gradual Onset of My Major Depressive Disorder

  Earlier this week, I posted about my visit at the doctor's office and my latest diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder secondary to chronic illness.   I have now had three full days of time to … [Read more...]

Diagnosis: Major Depressive Disorder Secondary to Chronic Illness

  The life of chronic illness is always a challenging one and it has never been easy for me and the older I get, the harder it seems to get - not only on me but also on my husband.  He has been my … [Read more...]

Prozac Is My Mask Of Happiness

Having a chronic illness is a battle that I have to fight every single day.  Having three chronic illnesses is like drowning.  I can't ever seem to get my head above water.  Just when I think I'm on … [Read more...]

When You Make Your Life Public, Expect that Criticism Will Follow

There are many times I will think about something that bothers me regarding my health issues and feel this desperate need to write about it.  But as I've mentioned before, it can be challenging and … [Read more...]

When Did the CFS & Fibro Community Become So Ungrateful?

I have been noticing a growing trend lately among CFS & Fibromyalgia communities where discontent and drama are becoming as regular as if I were watching a soap opera on television.  What is … [Read more...]

Long Interstitial Cystitis Remission Ends

Chronic - I hate that word and I hate what it means. Every time I find out I have developed yet another chronic illness, it is just another slap in the face of how I'm going to have to live the rest … [Read more...]

ENT Visit Today for Sinus Problems – What Now?

I went and had my 2nd opinion on my sinus infecton problem this morning at the ENT specialist and now I'm more confused than ever. Sometimes I think 2nd opinions are just meant to confuse the heck out … [Read more...]

Third Trip to the Doctor Today for Sinuses

Today was my third trip in the last month to the doctor's office for the sinus infection that is stubbornly holding on. As the doctor was examining my ears, my sinuses, and my throat, she was in shock … [Read more...]