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 had not noticed any … [Read more...] about Part 2: A Heavy Burden: My Life Long Weight Battle & Effects of CFS
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 main support system (along … [Read more...] about Diagnosis: Major Depressive Disorder Secondary to Chronic Illness
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 the edge of some sort of … [Read more...] about Prozac Is My Mask Of Happiness
Broken, Depression & Discrimination
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
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 happening to our once united … [Read more...] about When Did the CFS & Fibro Community Become So Ungrateful?
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 of us and are meant to … [Read more...] about ENT Visit Today for Sinus Problems – What Now?
Sinus Infection/Chronic Sinusitis & Other Problems Still Flaring
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
Breakdown At Doctor’s Office Yesterday – Maybe A Breakthrough?
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?
Trying To Live A Normal Life with CFS Doesn’t Work
I am a very stubborn person and no matter how hard I try, I still try to be "normal" while having CFS to a certain degree. I'm definitely not as bad as I used to be and I have slowed down a tremendous amount, but I still … [Read more...] about Trying To Live A Normal Life with CFS Doesn’t Work
ME/CFS: Like A Thief In the Night
I had one of the most traumatic events happen to me when I was in my mid 20's that most people will probably never experience. I was held up in an armed robbery at the local bank. The whole event was probably only 10 - 15 … [Read more...] about ME/CFS: Like A Thief In the Night