Viewing: Chronic Fatigue

May 30

May 30, 2017

How to Live Life in Spite of Chronic Pain and Fatigue

How to Live Life in Spite of Chronic Pain and Fatigue

How do you explain chronic, debilitating fatigue to a world that wakes up well-rested? How do you explain sickness and limitations being the norm to a people who’ve only known health and limitless living? Can you? I remember (quite woefully, now) before the hostile takeover when sickness was still something I could hide, push beyond for the most part, I... Read more

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Jul 21

July 21, 2016

6 Chronic Illness Warriors I Admire

Dear Younger Me When I Was Healthy…

Dear Kelly, This is me, your future self. You are about to embark on a journey that you never planned and life is going to get very hard. I want you to stop focusing on yourself and living as the world tells you to live. I want you to make sure that you pray to G-d every day for everything because... Read more

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Jul 13

July 13, 2015

The Pitfalls and Perils of Parenting While Battling Chronic Illness

The Pitfalls and Perils of Parenting While Battling Chronic Illness

As I drive my 15-year-old son to the next extra-curricular activity on the agenda he asks, “Have you heard the latest song by 1-1-6?” and proceeds to crank it at 127 decibels. From the back seat my four-year-old chimes in: “Mommy, why does my hand just have this brown spot on it?” “Mommy, what’s your favorite Disney princess?” “Mommy, why... Read more

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