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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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"And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is what PENE feels like to me." by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A great blog article on post exertional malaise, here refered to as Post-Exertional Neuroimmune Exhaustion http://onelifeintheshadows.blogspot.com/ Read on »
#NBHPM Day 18 ~ Comment as a blog post by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Today we're on our way home from DC and I still am not going to have a reliable internet connection, so I'm getting this started in hopes of posting later.  We got a connect ... Read on »
#NHBPM Day 16 ~ All I need is a better hood (Smithsonian Day 2) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Post from November from Bread and Roses; 2nd day of our Smitshonian trip last month Today I was running in D.C. in the rain.  My feet were getting damp through my Dansk ... Read on »
#NHBPM Day 16 ~ Little Engine by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Today's National Health Blog Post Month prompt is the little engine that could, and today's picture, below, is my kids at the Smithsonian next to tone of the nation's oldest ... Read on »
#NHBPM Day 17 ~ Let it be by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Today I don't have internet consistently, so I may have to wait to post this, but today's prompt is:  Let It Be. What’s something that bothers you or weighs on y ... Read on »
#NHBPM Day 19 ~ “Best of” post: Turtle Medicine, part 1 by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The prompt for today is to repost a post from your archives.  I don’t know when I’ll have a good internet connection again to post, so there will be at least a couple ... Read on »
15 Ways to Stop Obsessing ~ Article Link by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When you are grounded in the moment, you’re not thinking of what bad things can happen to you in the future, or dwelling on the mistakes of your past." ... Read on »
3 days to my 'Bellaversary' by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Bell's palsy people note the anniversary of their onsets.  Maybe more so when it doesn't go away.  Mine did, but I realized the other day that it's almost been 2 years. ... Read on »
5 in Honor of the Fifth ~ NHBPM Day 5 by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On this fifth day of National Health Blog Post Month, helath bloggers are prompted to consider 5 things that changed our lives.  For better?  For worse?  W ... Read on »
8:48 pm, October 22....my third recovery by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Me dancing at Cheryl and Miguel's reception, photographed by my daughter At that moment, a wave of certainty washed over me.  One big, invigorating, ... Read on »
A "new train" for Autoimmune Disorder Solidarity? by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome At the very least, check this blog out for the cool picture on her blog's main page.  The following was posted in the blogs section of WEGO Health Hi fellow activi ... Read on »
Aspirations and the bigger blogger picture ~ NHBPM Day 6 by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The prompt today for National Health Blog Post Month is this: If I could do anything as a Health Activist… Get aspirational. Money is no longer an option. What ... 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 »
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 »
Beatles a capella covers (for this gray Montana day) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I was talking to other fire-wife-moms last night, and the grayness of Montana winters came up a couple of times from people realizing how little we recognize how much we ... Read on »
Blog post you should read: Internet mistakes to avoid (WEGO Health) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome New patients should read this, seasoned patients should add comments to it.....valuable points Mistakes Patients Should Avoid When First Taking to the Web "Yes, ... Read on »
Bowman Lake Camping Trip, early September by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Recreation We couldn't camp Friday night because I didn't make it back from Hawaii until the latest flight (see Turtle Medicine blog posts for pictures from that trip.....lots of sea t ... Read on »
CFIDS and Elegance ~ Me as a bridesmaid : ) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Not only is the couple in this amazing picture a real, live, engaged couple, but this....is my amazing friend Cheryl and her fiance Miguel (who I can't wait to meet).   ... Read on »