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A Sense of the Physical Struggle
Tuesday, January 12, 2021      26 comments

So many things that I'd like to share. However, energy reserves and brain drain leave me unable to do so. Still want to give folks a sense of the depth of the physical struggle. For those that have followed my blogs for any length... Read more
Mixed Bag
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      22 comments

There are a number of things I'd like to share come year's end regarding my physical experience over the past year. It's been deeply challenging. And, once again, the arrival of fall has proven to push thyroid function over the edge and fo... Read more
Call me skeptical
Sunday, December 20, 2020      17 comments

I've followed the emergence and unfolding of the pandemic for nearly a year now. I first became aware that a pandemic might be in the making between Christmas 2019 and New Year's Day 2020. With the second vaccine shipping out today in the ... Read more
A little context for the numbers
Wednesday, December 16, 2020      10 comments

In my previous blog: Wide awake at 2:22 am https://www.sparkpeople.
individual.asp?blog_id=6723007 I shared the numbers posted by the State of California for yesterday's new positive cas... Read more
Wide awake at 2:22 am
Wednesday, December 16, 2020      18 comments

Found myself wide awake in the middle of the night again and bumbled on an article sharing the concerns of another struggling to sleep at night. “I’ve never been so afraid of Christmas,” says health official, Dr. Clayton Chau. Chau is the ... Read more
There's a train wreck in the making ...
Tuesday, December 08, 2020      23 comments

A train left the station 2 weeks ago. Make no mistake about it. A train wreck is in the making. The brakes are engaged, crossing lights flashing, alarm bells ringing, crossing arms descending, horn sounding in the distance. The horn’s p... Read more
How am I doing?
Sunday, December 06, 2020      29 comments

Let's me just say: It it has been a challenge. I sensed that something was not right as the end of September approached. This chart may give you a sense of how the challenge is impacting my sleep. ... Read more
Taking a Step Back
Wednesday, September 30, 2020      36 comments

Given the continued struggle experienced, I have decided to take a Spark Break. How long? I'm suspecting I will be away thru the end of 2020 ... at least. Of course, given who I am, I consider the Spark Break yet another of my exper... Read more
Any ME/CFS/CFIDS/Covid Long Haulers out there?
Tuesday, September 29, 2020      7 comments

If so, know that you are not alone. I count myself among you. In the United States alone there are an estimated 2.5 million of us (ME/CFS/CFIDS) with 90% undiagnosed. Despite being disabled by the experience, I have not lost hop... Read more
Pondering tracking a particular sleep stat
Tuesday, September 29, 2020      14 comments

For those of you that have followed me for some time, you're likely aware that I've been living with debilitating and disabling fatigue for a number of years now. This year is the worst it has been. And, despite returning thyroid function ... Read more
Sing, sing, singing away!
Monday, September 28, 2020      17 comments

I just emoticon ... Read more
Darn it! Darn it! Darn it!
Sunday, September 27, 2020      11 comments

I clicked the refresh button on the Air Now, Fire and Smoke Map and my heart sank. Tell tale signs of a fresh fire start. ... Read more
Goodness! Really?
Sunday, September 27, 2020      11 comments

Earlier this week I received a call indicating that I had won a raffle at a local coffee shop. Quite exciting! What did I win? A temperature controlled ceramic mug. ... Read more
Again out back appreciating what is.
Saturday, September 26, 2020      15 comments

For now, the air quality is good. I smell smoke. There is a lovely breeze. Temperatures are comfortable. Herbie and Cousin are out back communing with nature along with me. The white-crowned sparrow chorus has been del... Read more
Enjoying What Is ...
Friday, September 25, 2020      16 comments

... our 4th successive day of Good air quality. ... Read more

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