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Archive for January, 2011

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Index for the listing of International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, CFIDS), Fibromyalgia (FM, FMS), and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Support Groups:

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, CFIDS)
Fibromyalgia (FM, FMS)
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)

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Humor Helps

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When you must cope with a disabling chronic illness, it’s sometimes easy to get down in the dumps. (We all get sick and tired of being sick and tired!) These suggestions will help you find ways to laugh and keep those everyday downs under control so that you spend more time being “up” — on yourself and your life.

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Once you or someone you know or love is diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, or any other disabling condition, that person’s priority by necessity must change. The suggestions in this section can help ease the lifestyle adjustments necessitated by the condition.

Setting Goals While You Cope with a Chronic Illness
by Shelly Burke

Time Management for Those with Disabling Conditions
by Pamela Rice Hahn

When Your Number Comes Up

Don’t panic. The title of this entry doesn’t refer to any sort of dire predictions. Rather, it’s about another “just for fun” site. This one lets you enter your birth date. Once you do, you’ll learn about the moon phase on the date of your birth. You’ll also see how old you are in seconds and minutes. Also, if you have an interest in numerology, you’ll be advised of your life path number — the number that some believe reveals your personality traits. You can read what your number means on the site; whether it’s accurate is something you’ll have to determine for yourself. Visit the Birthday Calculator to learn more.

Delayed Recall Syndrome

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I still know many of the answers.

Just don’t expect me to give them to you immediately.

Some people call it CRS (Can’t Remember Stuff). I refer to it as DRS (Delayed Recall Syndrome). Thanks to DRS, I’ve had to give up on many of my dreams; however, I have decided that even with my new cognitive skills levels thanks to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Fibromyalgia, there is one way that I could realize my life-long dream of appearing on Jeopardy! It’d only take a slight change in the procedure. Imagine, if you will, Alex announcing something like: “We’ll return for Pam’s answers after this commercial.”

Orthostatic Intolerance (OI)

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Information on Orthostatic Intolerance (OI), a syndrome characterized by altered mental activity, fatigue, lightheadedness, and temporary deficiency of oxygen in the brain (swooning); it is associated with postural tachycardia (POTS) and disproportionately high plasma norepinephrine (a hormone and neurotransmitter secreted by the adrenal medulla and the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system to cause increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and the sugar level of the blood) concentrations.

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Diastolic Cardiomyopathy

Diastolic Cardiomyopathy is a disorder affecting the diastolic (when the heart muscle is relaxing between contractions) function of the heart.

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Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) Information

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Information on those who suffer from Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), which is sometimes referred to as Persian Gulf Illness, and who have symptoms that include diarrhea, headaches, joint pain, persistent fatigue, numbness, and other health problems. Symptoms of GWS are similar to those of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).

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In addition to the chronic illness- and chronic condition-related articles, information, and t-shirt and gift idea designs on this site, is also the home of the Chronic Illness Realities comic strips.

pammy the pencil a character in the Writing Woes comic strip and the Chronic Illness Realities Comic StripPammy is the main character in two comic strips by Pamela Rice Hahn, the first of which is the Writing Woes comic strip. Pammy is a writer who is also disabled because of chronic illness and chronic conditions, so she also appears in the Chronic Illness Realities comic strip.

 The Everything Low-Salt Cookbook Book: 300 Flavorful Recipes to Help Reduce Your Sodium Intake by Pamela Rice Hahn
 The Everything Diabetes Cookbook: 300 Creative and Healthy Recipes That Put the Fun Back into Cooking by Pamela Rice Hahn
 The Everything One Pot Cookbook: Delicious and simple meals that you can prepare in just one dish; Burst: 300 all-new recipes! 2nd edition by Pamela Rice Hahn
The Everything Improve Your Writing Book 2nd Edition by Pamela Rice Hahn
Alpha Teach Yourself Grammar and Style in 24 Hours  by Pamela Rice Hahn and Ph.D. Dennis E. Hensley

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