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On the Absence of Light and ME/CFS

by Jody Smith​ On my side of the world, change is brewing. Here in North America, the cold and dark brooding of winter looms and glowers. In some areas it has already hit, hard. Temperatures dropping, days shortening … for someone like me who lives with ME/CFS and seasonal affective disorder, this is a daunting time. I am staring down

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Invisible Disabilities Week Is Oct. 13 – 19, 2019

by Jody Smith​ The ME/CFS community is all too familiar with the realities of invisible disabilities. As a matter of fact we are rife with them. For this reason, we’re happy to make some noise for Invisible Disabilities Week. If you have an invisible disability, you’re living with one or more physical, mental or neurological challenges that other people might

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Never Enough Hours in a Day With ME/CFS

by Jody Smith ​ There just aren’t enough hours in the day for the person with ME/CFS. At least, it’s been like this for me. It’s not that I’m so terribly busy. Indeed, I am not. Not like I used to be busy, before illness. The complicating factor and really, the only factor I have any control over, is the

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Why Is it so Hard to Learn New Things With ME/CFS?​

by Jody Smith​ On good days, I mostly operate on cruise control, with the occasional moment of brilliance and quite a bit of vegetative regeneration. I can handle most things especially if they are routine and familiar. Bring in something new, though, or something I haven’t dealt with for awhile and it’s a whole new ball game. One I don’t

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