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Catherine Patient Expert

Palm Coast, Florida
My name is Catherine Morgan, I'm a writer, nurse, and mother. I'm also living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other chronic illnesses. I hope this will be a site where patients, family, and medical professionals can find information, ideas, inspiration, and hope.
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One Lesson From A Decade Of Fighting Chronic Illness by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This post was originally published on March 7, 2007 Grieving For The Loss Of The Person You Once Knew — While Learning To Be The Person You Have Become – by Catherine ... Read on »
Researchers Link Cancer-Causing Retrovirus To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *cross-posted at BlogHer Health & Wellness Last week I was reading a lot about the latest research linking Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) to the XMRV Retrovirus.  Som ... Read on »
I’ve been using Isagenix and it Really Works. by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I don’t normally recommend products on my blogs, but as a person suffering with chronic illness I know how important it is to share information that could benefit others ... Read on »
Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This is from CFIDS Association of America … Collected here are the top 10 most frequently provided answers to question number 22, “What is the one thing you’d like ... Read on »
Chronic Pain: Banning Narcotics Will Hurt People Suffering With Chronic Pain by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Should there be a ban on Vicodin and Percocet? Darvocet or other narcotics containing acetaminophen? What about over-the-counter medications with acetaminophen? Thi ... Read on »
Chronic Illness: Often Claims of Cures are Scams by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Illness: Claims Of Cures Are Often Scams. Do you suffer from a chronic illness with no known cure? Like Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrom ... Read on »
Researchers Link Cancer-Causing Retrovirus To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome *cross-posted at BlogHer Health & Wellness Last week I was reading a lot about the latest research linking Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) to the XMRV Retrovirus.  Som ... Read on »
I’ve been using Isagenix and it Really Works. by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I don’t normally recommend products on my blogs, but as a person suffering with chronic illness I know how important it is to share information that could benefit others ... Read on »
Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This is from CFIDS Association of America … Collected here are the top 10 most frequently provided answers to question number 22, “What is the one thing you’d like ... Read on »
Chronic Pain: Banning Narcotics Will Hurt People Suffering With Chronic Pain by Catherine Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Should there be a ban on Vicodin and Percocet? Darvocet or other narcotics containing acetaminophen? What about over-the-counter medications with acetaminophen? Thi ... Read on »
Chronic Illness: Often Claims of Cures are Scams by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Illness: Claims Of Cures Are Often Scams. Do you suffer from a chronic illness with no known cure? Like Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrom ... Read on »
Dating and Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill? by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dating and Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill? (cross-posted at BlogHer Health & Wellness ) As a person living with ... Read on »
Having The Courage To Find Empowerment Through Adversity by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” —Seneca picture by © joansheartart FINDING EMPOWERMENT THROUGH ADVERSITY — by Catherine Morgan When we are suf ... Read on »
UPDATED: Chronic Illness and Depression — What Came First? (see additional information at... by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome picture by © brucecombs CHRONIC ILLNESS AND DEPRESSION — What came first? - by Catherine Morgan If you found out you had Diabetes and became depressed, the doc ... Read on »
Living In The Shadow Of Myself a poem by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a poem picture by © cloud9999 ——————————— a poem Although I fight it, it is never far from me, because it is me. Living with chronic illnesses that ra ... Read on »
How Do You Know If You Are Just Feeling “Blue”, Or You Are Really Suffering... by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome How do you know if you are just “blue”, or you are really suffering from depression? The following is from an article found at www.uihealthcare.com. Depression is nothi ... Read on »
Exercise And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Exercise is a very tricky aspect of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. While exercise is extremely important for overall health and wellness, it can become a “toxin” for a pers ... Read on »
Helpful Information From The CDC For Family, Friends, And Physicians, Of Patients With Chronic... by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome picture by © oootatty_teddyooo Helpful Information From The CDC For Family, Friends, And Physicians, Of Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. If you have Chro ... Read on »
A TEN MINUTE GUIDED MEDITATION by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome TEN MINUTE GUIDED MEDITATION Tip: If you would like to see this video on your full screen…..Click on the lower right corner of the video were it says YouTube ... Read on »
What Should You Do If You Think You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? by Catherine Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome picture by © fairy774 WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME? — by Catherine Morgan I recently was asked this question, and this was ... Read on »