Health & ME/CFS, Migraines, This Crazy Life


For some time now, since the "protein wasting," also called muscle wasting, and unintentional, major weight loss started, two years ago or so, we've been refering to my overall health status as "precariously balanced." When I say "we," I don't just mean Rhiannon & I, but also, my doctors. We are a team, working collaboratively… Continue reading Teetering

Health & ME/CFS

Risky Decisions, or, Valcyte: the Very Scary Adventure Ends

I've had the great blessing to meet (online) a lot of ME/CFS and Lyme/TBD (Tick-Borne Disease) patients. Many have become friends. I believe, taken as a whole, that this patient group has got to be the most medically-literate patient group around. We have to be. There are few doctors who have a clue what these… Continue reading Risky Decisions, or, Valcyte: the Very Scary Adventure Ends

Health & ME/CFS

We Know the Enemy, or ME/CFS/FMS Explained Again.

Wee little note - this is out of date. I started this blog in 2010, for my family for the most part. To help them understand my illness, and help me work out my thoughts on it and also other matters. Since 2010 I've learned a lot of things about the nature of my illness,… Continue reading We Know the Enemy, or ME/CFS/FMS Explained Again.

Health & ME/CFS

How Did This Happen?

Each day, I wake up & it's the same, always the same: Make tea. Eat a Larabar or Luna Bar. Must have padding in there. For what's to come. The meds, and there are so many of them. They're sneaky. You start out with just one, but then over time, more get added: Lyrica:  Big-Pharma's… Continue reading How Did This Happen?

Health & ME/CFS, Migraines, Venting!

Doctors Who Want Power Over

So I saw my neurologist yesterday. It was interesting. I've never liked her. I like her even less now. I was scheduled to just get an Occipital Nerve Block (ONB), which is injections into the back of the head and side of the neck with a local anesthetic and a type of cortisone called betamethasone.… Continue reading Doctors Who Want Power Over