… that ticks can read?Continue reading “Do People Who Say “There’s No Lyme in This State” Think…”
“Can’t you just have a little bite of [thing I can’t have a little bite of]?”
“Gluten-free is the trendy thing nowadays, I guess.”
“Will just one piece kill you?” (I don’t know — do you want to come to the emergency room with me after I eat it?)Continue reading “Things Not to Say to People With Invisible Illnesses, Part Two”
When I was young, I hated Valentine’s Day. I was never a hearts-and-flowers person. I was a Depressed-Cynical-Black-Leather-Jacket person. Then I had a boyfriend who hated Valentine’s Day even more than I did, and suddenly I wanted the cheesiest cards and the tackiest flowers. It’s weird how that works.
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”
Hello my dear fellow spoonies,
Wow, suddenly everything is much more terrifying! I hope everyone is doing relatively okay without any Corona with Lyme or other new problems. Continue reading “The Spoonie Awards, Part Three”
My name is Alyssa Graybeal, and I live in Astoria, Oregon. I grew up in the Portland, Oregon area, then lived all across Canada for twelve years before moving to the Oregon coast in 2012. Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist: Alyssa Graybeal (@floppyqueerdo on Instagram)”
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”