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.

My mother said to me the other day that my brother can't seem to wrap his mind around the concept that I'm really sick and there's really very little that can be done about it. He seems to still think that "if I only went to better doctors or the right hospital, they could figure… 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

Valcyte: The (Slightly) Scary Adventure Begins

(Interested in how this adventure turned out? See my 2nd anniversary recap to find out!) Yesterday evening, I picked up my prescription for a new medication, Valcyte. Valcyte is an anti-viral, similar to Valtrex, which I've taken for years. Both are effective against all the viruses in the Herpes family, and there are a lot… Continue reading Valcyte: The (Slightly) Scary Adventure Begins