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Patient Voice – Look For Surprises

Patient Voice – Look For Surprises

Still reeling from her diagnosis, Nicole shares how three surprises took her down a path that led her to help, hope and BHC. Nicole Paolucci Rabanal is a wife, mother, friend and physical therapists from Steamboat Springs CO. Upon returning to health she looks forward...

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My Story in Art

My Story in Art

When you are living with chronic illness like ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, engaging in healthy grieving can be among the many challenges. You may face periods of shock and numbness, denial, anger, and intense emotional pain. Experts say it is essential that you engage...

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Patient Voice – Back to School

Patient Voice – Back to School

Topic for September: Tell us about something your chronic illness has taught you. Living with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, so much is lost, but many tell us of the things they've gained as well. How have you learned to live a full life, in spite of living with a...

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Finding Recreation Again

Finding Recreation Again

When someone is living with a debilitating chronic illness, one of the first things come to an end is any kind of recreational activity, for self and for the family. There are a number of adaptive recreation organizations across the US that can help people of all...

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Ten Minutes in Living Color

Ten Minutes in Living Color

In this entry of the Patient Voice, Anne shares how her love of quilting, and carving out just a few minutes at her longarm frame, brought her ten minutes in living color - a sense of normalcy and bliss. If you have a similar story to tell, please share it with us....

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Patient Voice – Brave, Strong, and Smart

Patient Voice – Brave, Strong, and Smart

Topic for August : Tell us about a time when you felt brave, strong, or smart. What were the circumstances that led you to that moment? Who helped you get there? Living a life with ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia is one full of challenges. But as a wise Christopher Robin once...

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Chronically Ill Tea Party

Chronically Ill Tea Party

This past May - May 12th International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day - BHC patient and friend, Jo Ivie, decided to put a positive spin on the day and do something personal and close to home - she hosted a Chronically Ill Tea Party. We thought it was such an amazing idea...

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Instant Relief

Instant Relief

Relief can come in the smallest of moments and simplest of gestures. In this edition of the Patient Voice, Darla shares how a brief conversation with an empathetic professor gave her the release and instant relief she had prayed for just moments before. Darla is a...

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