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Before becoming disabled due to chronic pain, Jodi Cornelius was a bango-pickin’, backpackin’, tech editing, hard working dynamo. Read how her life has changed.


My Life As A Chronic Pain Sufferer

by Jodi Cornelius

Imagine, waking up one morning and discovering that your life has been slowly changing – and not for the better. Imagine what started out as an innocuous minor pain turned into a pain that keeps you from performing your everyday life without taking pain meds and muscle relaxers, anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications. Doctors shuffle you from one specialist to another because the neurologists say it’s orthopedic in nature yet the orthopedists say it’s neurological in nature. Here is my story…

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Fibromyalgia is a PainJulie Wendell lives with her 2 sons in Naples, FL.  She is an office manager/dispatcher for an A/C company.  Her ultimate goal is to be an advocate for Fibromyalgia and Celiac Disease awareness.

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Chronic-Illness.org invites you to read Julie Wendell’s Fibromyalgia story:

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resources

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Whether you refer to it as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), the name alone cannot convey the devastation brought about by having to cope with this condition. The “fatigue” in the name refers to much more than just being tired. Those who suffer from this condition experience a fatiguing condition similar to how one feels when you have the flu. Only with the flu, you eventually get better. Imagine dealing with those muscle aches, the weakness, headaches, and other symptoms on a daily basis and you know how someone with CFS feels on a good day.

For more information, see: What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Or refer to this information:

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Many who cope with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and other chronic illnesses must also deal with sleep disturbances. Getting enough rest is essential to good health and well-being, so many must rely on sleep medications.

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(Revised) There are lots of diet plans to choose from. Each has its own claims to fame — or at least its promise of a more healthful eating lifestyle. Part of the problems with those diagnosed with syndromes and conditions like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) is that not everybody experiences exactly the same symptoms. For example, some with Fibromyalgia have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); others do not. Therefore, the same as not every treatment plan works for everyone diagnosed with CFS or FM, there isn’t a “one size fits all” eating regimen either. Many find they must match their diet with their (for lack of a better word) form of their disease, syndrome, or condition.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Newsletters

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When confronted with a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFIDS, or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) diagnosis, it helps to keep abreast of the latest treatments and information. This is especially important because your family and friends may be having difficulty understanding the changes in you — especially when you don’t understand those changes yourself.

These sites have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome support newsletters:

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is sometimes also referred to as Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E. or ME), is an illness characterized by prolonged, devastating fatigue. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is often also characterized by overlapping allergies, sensitivities, and symptoms from other conditions. The same factors that can make diagnosis difficult also affect how these symptoms are treated. These resources provide information about the tests and treatment protocols available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

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In March 2000, the ABC show 20/20 had a segment about treatment for a condition that was showing promise for many diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, the ABC site no longer has the article about that segment online; however, now you can find an article about that information on the American College of Rheumatology site: A Surgical Cure for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue? Reaction to an ABC News 20/20 Report.

In addition, this is some of the revised information online about Chiari syndrome and/or cervical spinal stenosis:

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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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