For the Missing

For the Missing

I went missing years ago Some don’t even know That I spend most days away, inside And then my illness doesn’t show I can’t show all the pain I feel Or fogginess or dread No one sees my energy gone Or the tears I often shed It’s not that I’m just tired Or need to...
“Normal Town”

“Normal Town”

One morning three years ago, I woke up early determined to do something “that normal, healthy” people do. I donned a t-shirt and sweats, went to the gym, and jogged on the treadmill for 20 minutes. No big deal, right? Think again. The aftermath of my 20 minute stay in...
Pass or Fail? A Young Patient’s Perspective

Pass or Fail? A Young Patient’s Perspective

Written by Brooklyn Ingram, a young person with ME/CFS, this blog post describes her refusal to be defined by a disease. Read more of her blog Future Dead Person here. We live in a culture that demands clearly defined roles for every individual. I see these roles in...
Patient Voice – Meditate to Find Peace

Patient Voice – Meditate to Find Peace

Three years ago, Megan Hastings began most mornings with a quick run and some meditation. Today, the effects of her illness make running impossible, but she finds she can meditate to bring comfort and peace. The practice helps her to reduce stress, increase...