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 frightening putting your … [Read more...] about When You Make Your Life Public, Expect that Criticism Will Follow
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 happening to our once united … [Read more...] about When Did the CFS & Fibro Community Become So Ungrateful?
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 of my life with yet even … [Read more...] about Long Interstitial Cystitis Remission Ends
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 of us and are meant to … [Read more...] about ENT Visit Today for Sinus Problems – What Now?
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 over how I still had the … [Read more...] about Third Trip to the Doctor Today for Sinuses
I have just completed 20 days of antibiotics, 10 days of antibiotics that the doctor says they reserve for the "big gun" infections, and guess what? I'm still sick. I don't feel as bad as I did, but I am still not well and … [Read more...] about Sinus Infection/Chronic Sinusitis & Other Problems Still Flaring
I have written a poem to be included as part of the Fighting Fatigue Fighting Back Challenge website and I hope you all enjoy it! It is called "Out of the Rain". Please click HERE to read it. Don't forget to submit your … [Read more...] about Fighting Back Challenge Poem Submission
Lack of sleep, and the hazy, uncontrollable, unrelenting exhaustion that zaps every bit of energy from my body - a CFS flare. It has taken over my body, mind and soul and I feel it in everything I try to do and it is in … [Read more...] about ME/CFS Makes Everyday Life Overwhelming
I am normally not a very emotional person and I don't cry a lot. My son and I were just talking about crying the other week and I told him that it was okay to cry and he said, "But mom, you don't cry". I told him I have cried … [Read more...] about Breakdown At Doctor’s Office Yesterday – Maybe A Breakthrough?
I have some exciting new stories posted on the Fighting Fatigue Fighting Back Challenge website! Both of these ladies are very inspirational and have done remarkable things for the CFS & Fibromyalgia community! Just … [Read more...] about Check Out the Latest “Fighting Back Challenge” Stories!