Attempted Moderation

“Bah, Humbug!” Ric snarls at me as I shake my head when he reaches for a box of candy canes to throw in our cart. We are both on diets, and the Moms have clearly stated to keep the sugary treats to a minimum. “We don’t need them!” I do sound like Scrooge, and it’s […]

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M.E. and the Brain

My brain does not function properly.  I’ve written before about the difficulty in retrieving words and processing information, all symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.  Another bi-product of inflammation on the brain, or perhaps it’s the nervous system, is that my mind locks on something and won’t let it go. Typically, during the day, I can distract […]

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A Case for Moderation

Originally posted on One Woman's Quest:
“Before illness,”  I tell my therapist, “I had things I was working on – I was engaged with life.  Now I can’t do any of that.  I feel useless.” She nods.  “Yes, that is what illness does.” I’d had two days of feeling better.  Two days of being…

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