Phoenix Rising

Jody Smith

Jody Smith reflects on the growth of the Phoenix Rising forums, from a handful of members in 2009 to several thousand today…

There may have been other forums for people with ME/CFS back in 2009, but if there were, I didn’t know about them. Phoenix Rising’s forums, as far as I knew at that time, were unique. So when I stumbled upon this place I began to seriously hang around.

Forum posts from all sources were infrequent back then, maybe half a dozen in a day. As more members began to slowly find their way in, there were the occasional riotous days of (I’d estimate) perhaps two dozen posts by half a dozen people.… Read More

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Phoenix Rising and Me

October 22, 2012

Jody SmithJody Smith remembers the early days of the Phoenix Rising forums – and explains why she’s glad to be back…

I don’t know exactly when I stumbled upon Phoenix Rising. It was during a period of years now shrouded in a CFS fog, when I was mostly awake in the middle of the night, sleeping through much of the day.

I spent time on the computer as my body and brain allowed, searching for any information that might help me find out what was so desperately wrong with me.

Many sites taunted me by being too difficult for my crippled brain to comprehend.

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