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Alyson

Somewhere, Texas
I'm a thirtysomething female, and I've suffered from a number of chronic illnesses for my entire adult life, including allergies, asthma, eczema, GERD, IBS, ME/CFS, migraines, myopathy (muscle weakness), PCOS, pre-diabetes, and more. Most recently, a rheumatologist diagnosed me with a... Full Bio
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30 Things About My Invisible Illness... by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome From the Invisible Illness Week website: We've all seen the list “20 things about me” “50 thing about me you didn't know…” They can actually be interesting if you w ... Read on »
A Case of the Blah's by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I usually do a good job keeping my spirits up, but today I had a bad case of the "blah's." Every few months or so I have a pity party and feel sorry for myself. It's hard bei ... Read on »
A Fresh Start (for my blog) by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been feeling particularly negative about doctors (two, in particular) the past couple of days (if I were a swearing person, I'd have a few choice words right about now ... Read on »
A Good Point About My Symptoms by Alyson 4 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A new person visited my blog the other day and posted the following comment which made a good point: Hi! I've been reading random blogs lately and I had a question abo ... Read on »
A Lost Weekend by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I can't believe it's already Sunday afternoon. CFIDS has stolen another one of my weekends. I slept all day Saturday, only getting out of bed to shower and eat. Today is ... Read on »
A Physically Challenging Two Weeks by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disclaimer: Since this blog is about living with chronic illness, I have made the commitment to write about all aspects of this part of my life including my symptoms (the good ... Read on »
A Quick Hello by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thank you for all the support in response to my Headache post. I just wanted to check in to say hello and let everyone know that I am feeling much better than I was on ... Read on »
A Quick Hello by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thank you for all the support in response to my Headache post. I just wanted to check in to say hello and let everyone know that I am feeling much better than I was on Su ... Read on »
A Recap of 2010 by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So much has happened in 2011 that I wish I'd been blogging this whole time. Better late than never, I suppose! First, a recap. If you read my blog last year, you ... Read on »
A Weekend in North Dakota by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This is what it looks like to have four children, all of whom are girls... My husband Kenny and I spent this weekend in rural North Dakota visiting family we hadn't seen ... Read on »
AAAAAAARGH, I NEED SLEEP!!! by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My sleep-wake pattern is so disturbed at this point that I'm getting a little loopy and am craving even just one night of good sleep. This problem has gone on more than two ... Read on »
Advocacy Alert: CFS Advisory Committee to meet in October by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This just in from the CFIDS Association: CFS Advisory Committee to meet in October The federal CFS Advisory Committee will meet next on October 28-29, 2009 in Wash ... Read on »
Advocacy Alert: Federal CFS Advisory Committee by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This just in from the CFIDS Association: Nominations for Federal CFS Advisory Committee Sought Today's Federal Register includes an announcement soliciting nomination ... Read on »
Advocacy Alert: Federal Research Public Access Act by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This just in from the CFIDS Association Grassroots Action Center Listserv: Help free the data! Voice your support for open access to research Ask your Senators ... Read on »
Advocacy Alert: Last Day to Vote for Chase Giving by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Help the CFIDS Association and Whittemore Peterson Institute win money from Chase Bank! Today is the last day to vote for your favorite charities. The contest ends in a few ... Read on »
All Sorts of Updates by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, today is Day Three of my latest low-grade fever. It's bad enough that I feel really awful (more so that usual, that is), but not bad enough for me to stay home from work ... Read on »
An Astounding One Month by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I started this blog one month ago on May 28, 2009. After giving personal testimony at the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia in April and at the CFS Advisory Committee at the De ... Read on »
An Eventful Week by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wow, I'm still processing all the events of the past week or so. A quick recap: XMRV linked to CFIDS/CFS/ME...enough said. In addition to my already known deficienc ... Read on »
An Eventful Week by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wow, I'm still processing all the events of the past week or so. A quick recap: XMRV linked to CFIDS/CFS/ME...enough said. In addition to my already known deficiencie ... Read on »
An Exhausting Week by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm so glad it's Friday! This week has been exhausting...so exhausting that I'm too tired to write about it... I can feel a crash coming on (the lymph nodes in my neck have be ... Read on »