Category Archives for "Chronic Life"

Here you will find all my posts on life with a chronic illness

Nicole Starbuck on Faith Through Illness

Interview Faith Through Illness Generalised Anxiety, BLOG
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Faith Through Illness

Welcome to the first interview in a new series called Faith Through Illness. I hope you will find these stories to be encouraging and a blessing. I know I am loving each one that arrives in my inbox and I cannot wait to share them with you!

Today I'm sharing Nicole's beautiful journey of faith. She has a lovely blog called "Becoming Babycorn" where she writes about a wide range of topics including art, health, relationships and religion among other things. Do go visit her site and leave some comment love!

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Living With Severe ME/CFS, Who Am I Now?

Living with severe ME/cfs, Who am I now?

Who am I? it is important to reflect and decide who you are in life, your dreams and goals, your passion and purpose. But when you are diagnosed with a severe chronic illness it can become a bit blurry.

When you can no longer do the job or hobbies you used to do or think and learn and read the way you used to, it can seem like all those plans you had for your life are a distant memory, an impossibility...

The truth is that although things are very different now, it's still possible to find joy and meaning in every day and even discover or fulfil your purpose.

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How You Can Help The Millions Missing Worldwide

Photo of thousands of empty shoes filling a town square, foreground text says ME Awareness, How you can help the Millions Missing

May 12 is ME Awareness Day. A global day of "Millions Missing" protests and demonstrations by people with ME, their carers, family and friends. Many patients are too ill to leave their beds, so rely on these supportive individuals in their lives to do the footwork for them.

We would be lost and hopeless if not for the able bodied supporters who take our place at these rallies and make some noise for those of us too ill to do it ourselves.

I have recently been asked by a few people how they could practically help our cause. I will attempt to list some ideas and links to other initiatives that would greatly benefit from any support you can give.

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A Community for ME/CFS Bloggers and Patients

ME CFS Community on Facebook, ChronicallyHopeful

When I was first diagnosed with ME/CFS, I felt lost. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was a condition I had never heard of before and my doctor didn't seem to know much about it either. What got me through was the support of other patients I found online. And they continue to be my support as the years go by! For this reason I have created an ME/CFS community online.

It consists of a few places on social media where bloggers, vloggers and other content creators with ME/CFS (and their carers) can share their content to help support the ME/CFS community better.

My hope is that newly diagnosed patients, or anybody struggling to manage life with ME, would not struggle as much as some of us have to find the support and resources available to them. 

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