In October 2020, my housemate and I discovered we had stachybotrys (toxic black mold) and other evil molds in our apartment. We realized we had to move—we knew the Extremely Cheap and Annoying Landlord would not do a good job remediating, and I already had Lyme disease and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS).Continue reading “The Mold Wretchedness, Part One”
Hello Spoonies and Non-Spoonies,
Long time no see! I haven’t been posting because I was attacked by toxic mold and had to move to a new apartment, but now I’m back. I will have tons of posts about mold, but I wanted to start with some coronavirusy cartoons.
I’m sure many of you have experienced things like this. 🙂 Continue reading “Spoonified in the Time of Corona, Part One”
In my vague and fuzzy brain-fogged memory, I remember reading an interview in which someone said her chronic illness was a gift. Continue reading “Some Say That Chronic Illness Is a Gift: A Cartoon with Two Endings”
This is for my fellow food allergy sufferers who have Difficult Relatives: Continue reading “Difficult Relatives of Spoonies, Part Three”
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow spoonies who have MCS, MCAS, ME/CFS, Lyme, or just fragrance sensitivity! Continue reading “Difficult Relatives of Spoonies, Part Two”
It had been a very unfortunate month here at Miss Diagnoses, filled with evil health issues, and then I got two exciting requests to do interviews! So very honored! Both interviewers did a fantastic job! Continue reading “Interviews with The Mighty.com and RawlsMD.com”
I first learned about Yulia through her hilarious ME advocacy videos on her channel, @FunWithCFS. Yulia was a Ph.D student when she got sick and she is one brilliant, multitalented spoonie! This is a tiny bit longer than my other guest posts, but every word is worth the time. Please read her painfully relatable, funny, beautifully written memoir excerpt and be sure to check out her videos in the middle of the post.
Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist:Yulia Greyman (@FunWithCFS on YouTube)”
Do you ever sit around late at night, by yourself or with chronically ill friends, thinking up Lymie or spoonie-related versions of your favorite movie titles? No, because you have a life? 😁 Hey, that’s what you have me for…
Continue reading “Lymie Movie Classics, Part One”
Hello Spoonies and Happy Valentine’s Day… Continue reading “Valentines for Spoonies: Part Two”
For those of you who have to see your more insensitive/clueless family members during the holidays, I created this new-and-improved family unit consisting of only people who say the right things… Continue reading “Spoonie Rent-A-Family (TM) for the Holidays”
For a long time, I’ve been noticing that there are many outlets for writers with chronic illness but comparatively few for artists with chronic illness. I decided to create these “Spoonie Guest Artist” posts, featuring some of the super-talented visual and multimedia artists I’ve met since I started blogging. I found Alexandra on Instagram (she’s @yourachingart_m.e). I immediately started following her because her work is creative, relatable, funny, lovely, and comforting. She’s also an excellent writer; I admit I teared up reading parts of this. Check out her story and artwork. Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist: Alexandra Baker (@yourachingart_m.e)”