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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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My Double-Edged Spoons by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just a read a blog on Wellsphere about the spoon theory (a chronically ill woman’s now-famous description to a friend about living with limited reserves).  A rush of memor ... 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 »
More Yoga ~ Less Pain by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In my early months of CFIDS, yoga was too much for me.  This is certainly not comprehensible to people in full health.  But there it is.   An awesome sleep technician ... Read on »
More Yoga ~ Less Pain by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In my early months of CFIDS, yoga was too much for me.  This is certainly not comprehensible to people in full health.  But there it is. An awesome sleep technician wit ... Read on »
Kids catching little crabs at the beach (video) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is a video from earlier this summer.  We were in Snohomish, Washington, visiting my aunt, brother, sister-in-law, and cousin and took a detour with my aunt to hang out ... Read on »
Turtle Medicine Part 1 by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've always loved turtles, but over the last few years I gradually became obsessed with sea turtles and with the idea of seeing one.  In some places and at some times of year ... 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 »
I found a 'weblog' from my third month with Bell's Palsy, 8/14/10 by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Photo from about day 11 (I couldn't close my eye yet, but you could already see a dimple coming back and a crease or two---the crooked smile is due to the right side of my f ... Read on »
I pulled my hip, because apparently I'm 70 years old now by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So, I think its because of lack exercise, but until its better I won't be getting any.  I am planning for it to go away by tomorrow so I can get back to yoga. When I sa ... Read on »
No crash this week (last week of September after Kintal Lake) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's been a great month in terms of health.  I traveled to Hawaii with Jenni (lots of turtle blogs posted about that trip), followed immediately by a camping trip to Bowman ... Read on »
Chronic Fatigue Initiative....cool beans by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I don't know how prolific is too prolific in the world of blogging.  I tend to get excited about things, then maybe a little fixated.  I also don't know if it's bad form to ... Read on »
Swan Medicine (beautiful video) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Amazing performance of Swan Lake by 'The Great Chinese State Circus'......cathardic and beautiful.  It doesn't even seem like it could be real. Read on »
Video for Greg ~ Northern sky by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rea3GN5rwGs  Read on »
More health all week by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So, to recap, the week before last I was in Waikiki looking for turtles.  Last weekend I was in Glacier camping with my family.  Yesterday, I returned from a weekend Girl ... Read on »
Thursday's Turtles (3rd of 3 days of turtles)--lots of words and pictures by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thursday of last week (my Hawaii trip with Jenni) I was intending to check out of my hotel and wander around a little and maybe have lunch with a friend (Adam, who put my ki ... Read on »
Regular Days ~ Mom stuff by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome School days with two in school are very different. Last year, on really bad CFIDS days Katie could get herself going and be up on time and have a smooth morning.  I HAT ... Read on »
Wednesday's turtles (day 2 of 3 days of turtles) by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last week's blog "More turtles!!!!"  was about the turtles Jenni and I saw on Tuesday of our Hawaii trip (the first day we looked for them).  These are some of the same turt ... Read on »
On my way home after two more days of turtles by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm in Salt Lake City, so my internet connection may not last long.  I have been up since 6 am Hawaii time Thursday morning.  Flight delays and full planes are making my ret ... Read on »
More turtles!!!!! by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Soooo happy!  This was another amazing experience and a very, very good CFIDS day.  Packed a lot in, but made it all the way through a late dinner and drive back to Wa ... Read on »
Turtle Doctor! by Angela D. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome First of all, I made the check-in/welcome girl cry.  She asked lots and lots of questions I made a brief comment about seeing turtles.  She said she LOVED turtles, then tear ... Read on »