Blog Posts - Chronic Illness



Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS – REJUVENATE

Jinshin Jyutsu for Fibromyalgia and CFIDS - Jinshin Jyutsu is a style of acupressure that is offered at REJUVENATE in Taipei. It involves the application of the hands for balancing energy in the body. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Sep 3, 2016

The Traveling Spoon: Vegan eating in Cape Town

Hidden Vegan Gems in Cape TownI love discovering new restaurants, especially when I can order anything off the menu!Here are the top three places I found on my latest trip to Cape Town.Nomad (http://nomadrestaurant.co.za)There was no better experienc...
by Snowflakes and spoons on Aug 31, 2016

Where to Find Immediate Support During a Chronic Pain Crisis

Do you feel like you just can't take it anymore? You're not alone. If you're having a chronic pain crisis and need immediate support, click here.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Aug 29, 2016

My Flare Survival Kit

This is my flare survival kit, which includes medications, supplements, and things I need to make myself comfortable when flares hit suddenly. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Aug 25, 2016

What Is A Flare?

A friend recently asked me, "What is a flare?" Flares are a sudden increase in symptoms from my normal day-to-day levels of energy, fatigue and pain. Continue Reading →...
by My Several Worlds on Aug 21, 2016

To work or not to work?

Why is work important?As occupational therapists, we regard individuals as occupational beings that benefit from active engagement in meaningful occupation 1. A meaningful occupation does not need to be paid or formal employment. The key here is...
by Snowflakes and spoons on Aug 18, 2016

Why Cosmetics and Chronic Illness Don’t Mix

If you're living with a chronic illness, it is very important to learn about the dangerous chemicals in cosmetics. Use pure cosmetics only.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Aug 15, 2016

Spoonies: Why You Should Go to the Doctor Looking Like Sh*t

Want to get your doctor to finally take you seriously about your chronic illness? Show up to his office looking (and smelling) like sh*t.
by I Told You I Was Sick on Aug 8, 2016

Living Within The Limitations of Fibromyalgia

One of the biggest challenges with chronic illness is learning to live with limitations. Fibromyalgia and CFIDS create pain, autoimmune fatigue, and poor sleep patterns that don't allow patients to cope with daily activities at times. Continue Readin...
by My Several Worlds on Jul 23, 2016

The Benefits of Optimum Nutrition When Living With a Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness? Learn how nutrition can help reduce your risk of further health problems and may even put your current condition into remission!
by I Told You I Was Sick on Jul 18, 2016

Walk a mile in a pair of MG shoes

Walk a mile in a pair of MG shoesMyasthenia gravis is a chronic neurological autoimmune disease with no current cure.It is listed as a rare disease. Through advocacy and awareness, we strive to educate, support and give hope.If you have ever wondered...
by Snowflakes and spoons on Jun 15, 2016

Ten Hacks to save spoons and keep warm this winter

A spoon saver update.With the chilly weather approaching in South Africa, I wanted to share some of my best spoons savers for winter. I often struggle to regulate my temperate. This is due partly to my hypothyroidism and partly due to the lack of ene...
by Snowflakes and spoons on Jun 3, 2016

Fibromyalgia Awareness: Resources for Patients and their Families

Because May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, I wanted to compile a list of online fibromyalgia resources for you to use and share. Whether you're new to the diagnosis and looking for answers, the loved one of a fibromyalgia patient, or a seasone...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on May 16, 2016

Amy's Bowls Mexican Casserole Gluten Free Review

I've completed three weeks on a gluten-free diet. Without the help of packaged foods and my husband, I don't think I'd have made it this long.Eating gluten free is so, so hard, but especially for someone who's so physically spent she strugg...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on May 10, 2016

Practicing Self-Care with a Spoonie Progress Report

Via The Good Vibe on Bloglovin'At the end of every month, I have to compile a progress report for my job. It's a little tedious, but oddly rewarding. To complete the report, I go through my worklogs and note every project I worked on for the last 30-...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on May 4, 2016

What It's Like to Leave the House with Fibromyalgia

I spent about two hours outside this weekend, including a short trip with my husband to our nearest big box store's garden center. According to my D Minder vitamin D app, I made nearly 8,000 IUs of vitamin D this weekend.I accomplished something!Stan...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 25, 2016

My Aunt Has Celiac, Do I?

By BluemooseI've been thinking about and reading about Celiac Disease a lot in the last week as I attempt to find some relief from my eternal suffering chronic illness. I'm nearly a week in on my gluten-free diet, though on Day 2 I had already accide...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 21, 2016

New Symptoms: Could It Be Celiac?

Canker sores on the inside of my cheeks and on my gums? Check.Weird, itchy rash on the back of my hands? Check.Petechiae on my arms and legs? Check.In this week's installment of Guess What the Hell is Wrong with Chronic Leigh, I contemplate the proba...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 21, 2016

New *VISIBLE* Sypmtoms: Could It Be Celiac?

Canker sores on the inside of my cheeks and on my gums? Check.Weird, itchy rash on the back of my hands? Check.Petechiae on my arms and legs? Check.In this week's installment of Guess What the Hell is Wrong with Chronic Leigh, I contemplate the proba...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 17, 2016

Take My House, Please!

So, I'm boob deep in the middle of a fibromyalgia flare that's been building for about two weeks when I get some horrible news. Things are still a little too raw for me to spell them out in great detail here, so let's just say that my finan...
by Chronic Leigh's Fibro Diary on Apr 15, 2016


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