List of Blog Articles

1 – Welcome to my Chronic Fatigue Blog (August 10, 2013)

2 – The Plan (August 28, 2013)

3 – I Quit Sugar (September 6, 2013)

4 – Recipe – sugar/nuts/preservative free muesli (September 12, 2013)

5 – Book Review: Kicking Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia (September 19, 2013)

6 – Square One (September 25, 2013)

7 – Pick Yourself Up, Brush Yourself Off… (September 30, 2013)

8 – Fermented Veggies and a Herxheimer’s Reaction (October 20, 2013)

9 – Two lessons for a bad day (October 25, 2013)

10 – Canary in a Coal Mine (October 28, 2013)

11 – The Truth (November 8, 2013)

12 – Tiny Tips (November 12, 2013)

13 – Candida (November 18, 2013)

14 – Why (December 17, 2013)

15 – How To Invite Your Spoonie Over For Dinner (December 23, 2013)

16 – Recipe; Chicken and Beans in a Pan (December 27, 2013) Quick and easy for those on a restricted diet.

17 – Claire, just remember, you did this (January 5, 2014) Motivational thoughts from my Dad.

18 – Patience is a Virtue (February 11, 2014)

19 – At the Melbourne Recital Centre (March 6, 2014) This is what happens when I’m exposed to large amounts of formaldehyde.

20 – Recipe – Chocolate Spread (April 8, 2014) Delicious!

21  – Why Does My Tummy hurt? (April 14, 2014)

22 – A Very Tired Tuesday (May 21, 2014)

23 – Keeping Track – a call out for management diaries (May 27, 2014) What makes a good management diary? Suggestions welcome.

24 – Pistol Squats (June 4, 2014) Jillian Michaels inspires me to work towards a long-term fitness goal.

25 – Advice From The Good Doctor: Supporting Immune Function (June 5, 2014) A few immune-boosting tips from Dr. Little.

26 – Money, Health/Welfare Advocacy and Dr. Karl part one (June 18, 2014) Money is not often spoken about on chronic illness blogs, but as a population that cannot earn an income, this is a subject that affects us all.

27 – Hope, and other emotions (June 20, 2014) I’ve gotten an air-purifier to help minimise the allergens I’m exposed to. Will it work?

28 – Symptoms (June 23, 2014) As part of creating my management diary, I’ve re-visited my symptoms list.

29 – Zombie (August 3, 2014) Inspired by Trisha from Notes From The Fog, I share one of my Zombie days.

30 – Progress Update (August 22, 2014) The air filter is making me feel better. I have more energy and my head is clearer.

31 – Breakfast Exchange (October 28, 2014) Quinoa Porridge is delicious but it’s time for a change. Anyone got any ideas?

32 – Things That Might Help (October 28, 2014) Just a list of potential cures – how I wish one would work!

33 – Two Steps Back (November 17, 2014) Unfortunately my health declined over the last few months, probably due to the push/crash cycle. I’m slowly stabilising my energy levels and starting all over again.

34 – Weekend Away (November 28, 2014) Just some pictures from my mini-holiday with Guy

35 – A Real Treat (March 16, 2015) A review of Coco2 Original.

36 – Fibro Warrior Interview (April 19, 2015)  My interview for Julie from Counting My Spoons.

37 – Light-bulb Moment (May 2, 2015) Mary from Fibromy-Awesome wrote a post about finding new purpose and meaning after quitting her job. It got me thinking about my own concepts of purpose.

38 – Missing Out (May 6, 2015) I hate missing out on stuff – but it’s part of the CFS territory.

39 – The Universe (May 27, 2015) This clip from Inside Amy Schumer sums up my thoughts about The Universe perfectly.

40 – Napoleon’s Gold (June 8, 2015) Guy Roberts has written a new novel – you should buy it!

41 – Superman (July 9, 2015) Many thanks to the wonderful man who goes out of his way to help me live my life.

42 – Some CFS/ME Tips from Dr. Perrin (July 28, 2015) A common-sense list of dos and don’ts.

43 – Money No Object Objects (September 4, 2015) A wish-list of expensive things that help give back some quality of life to Spoonies.

44 – Love My Body? (September 17, 2015) Do I like my body? It’s something that I haven’t thought about in ages.

45 – Invisible Illness Week (October 4, 2015) I’ve written a diary to showcase what living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Neurally Mediated Hypotension is like.

46 – Lemon Gummies (December 2015) These are a great little treat – not too sweet, and full of the healing goodness of gelatin.

47 – Book Review: The Perrin Technique (December 30, 2015) This is a new theory of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by an osteopath. Well worth reading.

48 – Remember to Buy Magnesium! (January 2, 2016) The body aches and pains that come with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia are quite painful. Magnesium helps – if you can remember to buy it!

49 – Cutting Bulk-Billing Incentives (January 11, 2016) Australians want free and comprehensive healthcare to promote good heath among our citizens, to help reduce the financial burden of preventable disease, and most of all to protect our most vulnerable – the chronically ill, the disabled and those living in financial difficulty.

50 – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Overview (January 24, 2016) This is a great read from the Environmental Illness Resource.

51 – How To Lose Weight Without Increasing Exercise (March 19, 2016) When Exercising is not an option, how can you lose weight? Here’s my plan.

52 – Natural Make Up Tips And Reviews (May 8, 2016) A collection of products that other people love!

53 – Sleep Routine (May 9, 2016) The things we should all be doing to get a good nights sleep.

54 – Destroying Moths – The MCS Friendly Way! (May 12, 2016) Step One; KILL THEM ALL!

55 – Sushi Wraps – Coco Farm coconut wraps (July 11, 2016) Delicious and nutritious seaweed, and amazing wraps made from only raw coconut.

56 – Motivational Resources for Changing and Maintaining your Diet (August 11, 2016) Books and Documentaries to help you make a change or stay on track!!

57 – A New Toy! (October 12, 2016) I finally use a countdown timer.

58 – No-fail baking (October 26, 2016) Rhubarb Crumble, yum!!!

59 – Sleep Intention (October 28, 2016) Using mindfulness meditation before sleep.

60 – Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge (November 2, 2016) This is a series of blog posts in response to WEGO Health’s blog campaign.

61 – Dysautonomic Romance (February 15, 2017) A short and cheeky post inspired by Valentine’s Day.

62 – True Story Rage Comic (March 8, 2017) A true story about my first weekend in Canberra.

63 – FODMAPS Blueberry Drizzle Cake (April 26, 2017) This tart and delicious drizzle cake ticks most of the FODMAPS boxes as well as being gluten/nuts/dairy/soy/prawns/egg-free for me.