Category Archives: CFS

Marijuana: Nature’s Blessing

Oh crap. I forgot what I was going to write. I hate it when that happens… I use marijuana- legally- it is prescribed to me. I have several chronic pain conditions that require pain management and marijuana works for me … Continue reading

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Things That Drive Me BatShit Crazy

These are just everyday little things that happen, but when you have ME/CFS and constant pain it doesn’t take much to push you right over the edge of insanity. Sometimes the end result is simply a bunch of cursing and … Continue reading

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What Does Chronic Illness Look Like?

Living with pain seems to be all I know. In the last few months it’s gotten worse, especially since my father pulled away from me. Again. My mother did this years ago so I’m no stranger to neglect, but anytime … Continue reading

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Have People Become Socially Retarded?

Merriam Webster defines “Retarded” as follows: slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress. First use: 1895 People should really take a moment and self examine how they treat others. What happened to courtesy? When did loved … Continue reading

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Colouring Outside the Lines

Over the past year I have l learned to be appalled at how people treat one another. People are selfish, viscous, dishonest and just plain cruel. I have a chronic illness diagnosed as “Fibromyalgia” back in 2003 but new symptoms … Continue reading

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January Ramblings by a Mad Woman

Well, it’s still winter I am annoyed to say.  I have spent most of my winter hibernating in my condo hidden deep beneath blankets and quilts reading books, praying feebly for spring and for more Doctor Who.  I’ve spent most … Continue reading

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Waiting To Emerge

I was recently engaging in a pity party of one as per usual over how much pain I was in, if it would ever stop and what kinds of things I had to look forward too. None of which were … Continue reading

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Spirituality: What it Means to Me

When you mention the word, “spirituality” to someone, you’re often greeted by a far off gaze in almost an instant.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned, is that most people today equate spirituality with church.  Although church can be an … Continue reading

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Healing Through Painting

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and CFS 10 years ago but it became severe about 4 ­½ years ago.  If you’re not familiar with Fibromyalgia, it’s a blanket term that includes widespread muscular pain ranging from moderate to severe, immune … Continue reading

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How Dogs Saved Me from Myself

I recently read an article about a recent study performed in the UK that dogs are great for your health, even better for you than cats!  It has been proven to reduce depression, improve circulation, lower blood pressure and even … Continue reading

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