Showing posts from August, 2007

We ARE What We Eat

Food Fight! Food Fight!

Don't get mad, get political and get ahead!!! Send a message to Congress. It only takes a minute. Go ahead, do it.

Speak no evil

Speak no evil, originally uploaded by starshine_diva.
This is the best article I've seen yet on invisible disabilities. It's titled "'But You Look So Good!' and 7 Other Things NOT to Say to a Person With a Non-Visible Disability" and it's from "DiversityInc Magazine: Diversity and the Bottom Line". Imagine that. Something good from the bowels of corporate America. Forgive my attitude. It'll probably get better a few more years down the road from my experience with that government job where they threw me away because I had one disability too many. Government, corporate, they're all the same, right? OK, back to the good--

The kicker is the last section. It took me a minute to get it, what the 5 second difference meant, and it's so true. Here's the last section:

This Means You

If you think this won't be a concern until old age, take note: 75 percent of people with chronic conditions are younger than 65.

One of the biggest …

Look At The Incredible Company I'm Keeping!--aka the ICI Week Conference Schedule is Out

My time slot is:

Wednesday 9/12 at
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Pacific
5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Central
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Eastern

My topic is "Blogging About Your Illness".

Reading Is Always Good

Especially good if you live with chronic illness, I think. When I couldn't hold a book up to read it, not even a paperback, my therapist suggested that I join the Library for the Blind and Disabled. That was a wake up call. First time I really thought of myself as disabled. That was in 2001; I was first diagnosed in 1989. For all you unbelievers out there--you know who you are--I continued to fully function for 12 YEARS after the original diagnoses, and I can assure you I actually had the illnesses for many years before the diagnoses. But I digress. The Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled is for--you know. There are local branches all over the place. Call your local library to find out where yours is.

So, the preceding paragraph was for the purpose of relating the following paragraph to the point of this blog--invisible chronic illness. I'm researching for my stint as host of the Invisible Chronic Illness Week (ICIW) Conference on "Blogging About You…

I want to be a blogging chick!


Fruit Cake Lady ALWAYS Makes Me LOL!

Happy Sunday (4 hours ago)

2007 Top Chronic Pain Sites

Claims for a "Cure"...

Don't claim to have a cure that you can't back up while this lady is around: Veronica Thomas will take you to task for it if you do! See her article "Claims For a “Cure”- The Truth About Pills and Potions."

Cure Alicsalutice Rheumatic-UK, originally uploaded by Michael Till.

Writer tells it like it is--

S/he is from Canada but it sounds pretty right on for the U.S. too.

sick, originally uploaded by jungmoon. From Dominie Bush's 8/4/07 newsletter--Item #5:


"Just quickly perusing your latest compilation (fantastic FM/CFS
newsletter!!!!!) and as I read am struck by two things.
1) how many people with FM and CFS are prescribed a plethora of drugs
to control or supposedly "cure" symptoms and
2) being desperately ill and socially ostracized we who have FM and
CFS are almost every time I read about treatment, told that another
medication can make the difference or is the missing magic bullet to
cure us.

Dominie, I have had this illness definitively diagnosed in 1996 but
had it for at least ten years before that so for over 20 years I have
had it and have tried everything that I have come across to try to get
better - all kinds of drugs, eating programs, sleeping aids,
exercises, rest, relocations, etc. and after all of it this is wh…

Tree Health is Deteriorating, Also

Graceful Shoestring Acacia at twilight, originally uploaded by twas brillig. OUR DEAD AND DYING TREES

"What is the common dominator for deteriorating tree health in so many areas of the United States? Air pollution, white haze, climate change, increasing UV radiation, higher humidity caused persistent jet contrails, jet fuel emissions, lack of sunlight from persistent aging contrails or climate change produced by persistent jet contrails? There are over 50+ weather modification programs ongoing, according to NOAA records, in the United States. What impact does this chemical manipulation of our weather have on the regional micro-climates that are needed for tree, plant, and agricultural crop health?

Artificial weather modification through the use of chemicals can impact all of us by reducing water supplies, changing agricultural crop production cycles, reducing crop production, and water availability. Since most experimental weather modific…