Grieving the Loss of the Life I Used to Have

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how my partner has been encouraging me to figure out what makes me happy, now that my abilities, opportunities and limitations have all changed thanks to my illness. I was gung-ho about this quest, and thought about little else for over a week. Frustratingly, as I began…

A Checklist for Bad Pain/ Low Spoon Days

This week, my body has been in much worse shape than its new (sick) normal. Lacking the energy and focus to write a Real Blog Post, I’ve instead decided to pull together a checklist to help people with chronic and debilitating pain and/or fatigue (dubbed spoonies because of this article about our lives and limitations)…