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Angela D.

Columbia Falls, Montana
I'm a mom, a wife, and a wildlife biologist.  I recovered from Bell's palsy and am coping with CFIDS, sleep apnea, and ADHD.  My husband is a firefighter/paramedic and my kids are 12 and 6 (one of them also diagnosed with ADHD). I was a wildland firefighter and an avid backpacker... Full Bio
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Donate a Blog Post This Week For Mesothelioma Awareness Day by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This video well captures the hope that radiates from the survivor that is my inspiration for helping with this effort.  I believe that her words will inspire y ... Read on »
When "Hype Busting" Food Intolerences Helps vs. Hurts Those With Chronic Illnesses by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Along the same lines of the last post, this is a link to another of the first few articles I'm writing to get my mind back in practice. Would You Like Some Empathy With ... Read on »
Waikiki Trips Revisited (in a travel tips article) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My blogging bridged in varied directions after my Lyme disease diagnosis, during my recovery, and then during my recent relapse & leave of absence from work. I'm trying t ... Read on »
Lyme Awareness Month, Post One: Life after Lyme links by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just googled this title as a search term.  I just finished a Girl Scout Night Trek in Canada with my troop and other local troops.  I'm recovering, of course, but I loved ... Read on »
out of the lyme light: Antibiotics: The Controversy by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This a different branch of controversy (of the many), but the same kind of logical disjunct exists here as in the issues I've been dwelling on in my recent posts (mostly the ... Read on »
PLEASE HELP Montanans with Lyme disease: Senate Bill 296 by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I don't feel well enough to be up this late, and I'm too tired to type a separate post, so follow the link below for the post I typed earlier tonight (links and info on the ... Read on »
LYME WARRIOR post: If we can change our thoughts... by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This is pasted from a facebook lyme page I found yesterday.  It's timely and helpful and well-said. The page is Lyme Warrior The post is (with spacing added) ... Read on »
Lyme in Montana: Great Falls Tribune article about a mom with lyme by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A great article in the Great Falls Tribune mirrors several aspects of my experience so far (3 years sick, traveling to Seattle to get diagnosed, among other things).  This i ... Read on »
At least 26 cases of lyme in Montana through 2011 (per CDC) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Help educate your fellow Montanans about lyme....I hear often and have repeated myself that there is only one confirmed case in Montana (until a few nights ago when two nurs ... Read on »
Please sign a petition to help lyme sufferers get diagnosed and treated by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Follow this link to sign the petition Reform the Infectious Disease Society of America Treatment Guidelines for Lyme Disease "Lyme disease is at epidemic leve ... Read on »
Yoga for Lyme by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A facebook post from the author of a Lyme disease support page ( Lyme Thriving ) mentioned a yoga class in NYC designed specifically for people with lyme and chronic lyme ... Read on »
Karen Minton Paintings: Help me win one (and/or enter, too) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Visit local artist  Karen Minton's blog  for entry rules.  I want to win this, so I'm posting as many places as I can think of.  Karen was on our first Goddess river trip ... Read on »
Cute videos from Vegas (Roxy's Diner) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last week, at the start of a new treatment regime (intense antibiotics, among other things).  I took a trip with a friend.  I did well with the meds but was not as spunky as ... Read on »
Tremendous timing! Serendipitous seal sighting on Kauai by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome As Katie and I came back to our beach and snorkeling spot, having treked to bathrooms on the developed portion of the beach, a monk seal was settling in on shore.  Katie sta ... Read on »
Attack of the fries by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome As for many chronic illness sufferers, there are plenty of foods I can't have.  Clinically speaking, CFS added dairy and casein intolerances to my life.  I've learned of oth ... Read on »
River Medicine: "There's a River with my name on it...." by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I realized I need to post river pictures after reading the following in an article "There’s a river with my name on it…I don’t care if I have to stuff my I’ve-ear ... Read on »