Well, the holidays are over, and you may have had to encounter your relatives during some sort of festive celebration thingie. Continue reading “Difficult Relatives of Spoonies”
Well, the holidays are over, and you may have had to encounter your relatives during some sort of festive celebration thingie. Continue reading “Difficult Relatives of Spoonies” →
Welcome to the
eagerly awaited, ah, completely unexpected sequel to Fifty Shades of Brain Fog, Part One. I hope you will check out Part One too! (Don’t worry, this series does not go in any kind of real order, as I am way too foggy for that.) Since brain fog is the symptom that keeps on giving, there might be a part three and possibly also whatever number comes after three. Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Brain Fog, Part Two” →
So most days your sex drive has been replaced by a raging headache, but sometimes you have your moments. Or maybe you’re headed towards remission and feel like giving it a go with your sweetie. Either way, here at Miss Diagnoses
we I have some ideas. Continue reading “Lyme Sexy Tyme: Valentine’s Day Special” →
Christmas is great, Hanukkah is great, but I really think Festivus has excellent potential as a holiday for the chronically ill. Hear me out. Continue reading “Festivus: A Holiday for Spoonies?” →
Because of the above situation, I recently joined the Chronic Disease Book Group on goodreads.com. Continue reading “The Hypothyroid Lymie Book Club” →
Since Lyme awareness month is about to end, I thought I would tell a story about what can happen when there’s no Lyme awareness. Continue reading “Misdiagnosed Despite a CDC-Positive Test: My Lyme Disease Story” →
Hello! It’s not only Lyme Awareness Month but also Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, Food Allergy Awareness Month, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) Awareness Month, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Awareness Month, and Asthma Awareness Month. Continue reading “Lyme Awareness Month: Lyme Myths” →
I’ve been trying to meditate for years.
I had read about the benefits of meditation for coping with Lyme disease, chronic pain, thyroid disease, allergies, anxiety, and almost every condition I have, but I just couldn’t focus on my breath and keep my mind from racing. Continue reading “Meditation Techniques for the Meditation-Challenged, Part One” →
“Inside every older person is a younger person, wondering what the hell happened.”
— Cora Harvey Armstrong Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Me” →
In April 2013, I had a wisdom tooth removed. It is not pleasant to do this in middle age.
My dentist thought it would be no big deal. I knew she was lying. I didn’t realize how badly she was lying. Continue reading “Does Your Thyroid Want a Green Smoothie?” →
1. You LOOK so healthy.
2. Have you tried (name of very basic, obvious remedy, like ibuprofen)?
3. Are you SURE you’re sick?
4. You mean you really can’t do that tiny, tiny, little motion? Just doing that little thing causes you pain? Aren’t you being dramatic? Continue reading “Things Not to Say to People With Chronic Illnesses” →
Here are some of the most annoying things about getting through the holidays with Lyme disease, ME, or fibromyalgia: Continue reading “Why I Hate the Holidays” →