How many times have you been asked whether you have tried celery juice? What about kale/coconut oil/turmeric/yoga/colonics/algae/walking barefoot?Continue reading “Things Not to Say to People With Invisible Illnesses, Part Three”
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.
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”
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 (@FunWithCFS on YouTube)”
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)”
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?”
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”