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    Chronic Illness Achievements

    A few years ago, I would have defined “achievement” in a different way. Being chronically ill, I have learned to set my goals with greater flexibility. Looking back at this year which is soon going to end, I see that I have done all the things that I wanted to do, although I had to alter my schedule various times. Continue Reading

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    Invisible Illness: Your life versus my life

    On the surface, your life and mine might not seem that different. We get up, we work, we have lunch. Let me compare an average morning. But this time, I will describe what is really going on. Not just the things you see. I will let you have a look at what goes on beneath the tip of the iceberg and unveil my invisible life.  Continue Reading

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    How my grandmother would have dealt with chronic disease

    When I was young, I wouldn’t have thought so. Whatever my grandmother told me – it was true. A bright but uneducated daughter of a farmer, she was an ayurvedic healer as well as a specialist in Chinese medicine. My granny was an ecological expert and a resourceful nutritionist. She was a wonderful therapist at the same time. I will tell you what she used to say. Continue Reading

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    The best ways to deal with night sweats

    You have turned down the heating, changed the blankets and opened the windows – but you are still sweating at night? If the room temperature does not cause excessive perspiration, it is likely to be an underlying health problem. This is how I have dealt with this unpleasant condition. Continue Reading

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    Fatigue: Killing me softly

    You are tired, so what? Get some sleep and stop complaining! If that’s what you think and if staying in bed a little longer once in a while works for you, you have never suffered from fatigue. It is a vastly debilitating weariness that overcomes a person although he or she has been resting. Unfortunately, it is a curse that accompanies many chronic diseases. Continue Reading

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    Spoonies, forks and knives

    I guess you know what a spoonie is. In case you don’t, you can find Christine Miserandino’s great explanation here. I wish everybody I am in touch with was aware of my “spoon counting”. Those close to me have realized that I start to use forks and even knives, when all my spoons are gone. Do you replace spoons with other cutlery as well? Continue Reading

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