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“All About Me” (thanks Dominique) by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Writing with a brain that thoughts are plodding through like rain boots in mud is not easy.  I woke this morning thinking my brain was not up for stringing words together. ... Read on »
“Courage is not limited…” by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness “Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis  500 or bravely catching a thief in your house.  The real tests of  courage are much quieter.  ... Read on »
“Fluff Between the Ears” by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness   A Hum or Two   Pooh Bear has found me Came knocking at my door, Under the pretense of craving honey, But I suspect there is more.   P ... Read on »
“I wasn’t Even Wearing One” by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting BEST MASK by, Shel Silverstein They just had a contest for scariest mask, And I was the wild and daring one Who won the contest for scariest mask– ... Read on »
“Man’s Attitude to His Existence” (and Woman to Hers) by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Hello readers of my blog, who I appreciate much, Over the next few weeks (once a week) I’m sharing quotes from one of my favorite sources, Dr. Viktor Frankl. He wa ... Read on »
“No Matter Which One You Get” by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness How we need these bodies of ours no matter what state they are in.  This morning I’m feeling extra body bound, as if gravity had a surge of energy and is pulling extra ... Read on »
“oh ya!” by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness “Why do we still try to live as if we’re “normal”?, J asked me in the midst of a long weekend of celebrating our youngest daughter’s high school graduation.  That evening ... Read on »
“Smile Makers” by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness The Smile Makers by, Shel Silverstein The grungy, grumpy, grouchy Giant Grew tired of his frowny pout And hired me and Lee to lift The corners of his crumb ... Read on »
“We wander…” by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting “We wander, but in the end there is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being it completely.  The condemned man has that joy.”   Ugo Betti Read on »
“Yocadita!” by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting “Yocadita” is an acronym I just made up. It stands for the part of me that incessantly yells, “You can do it anyway!” My “yocadita” has been good to me. She has enrich ... Read on »
“A Reverse Pregnancy” by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting “ Selfhood begins with a walking away, and love is proved in the letting go.” - Robert Cecil Day-Lewis   “I take a very practical view of raising children.  I put a ... Read on »
“Apology to My Hair”-Trudy’s Poem by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I came across Trudy’s blog -Joyful Wrecks-and her poem “Apology to My Hair” and had to share it. Trudy is going through cancer treatment, yet joy, inspiration and humor flow ... Read on »
2 more days to effect next 5 yrs. of CFS research by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Click here. It will only take a minute or two and you can help set the course towards understanding, treating and curing CFS.  This week, the CDC is deciding how much to fun ... Read on »
A “Cold” in the Mix by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting “Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits.” -James Baldwin Hi friends, as all of you know with chronic illnesses such as ours, we can predi ... Read on »
A Breath for Haiti by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have searched for hours these past days, through every poetry book I own, through my own poems, for one to post in honor of Haiti. Not one poem is speaking. I’ve decided ... Read on »
A Caregiver’s Birthday by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Tomorrow, Feb 5 th   is my husband’s birthday.  Imagine, it’s your birthday and you are a spouse and caregiver of a chronically ill partner, who doesn’t often drive, whose h ... Read on »
A fox walked by by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A fox just walked by, a red fox with her plush tail and triangle ears, like the one who visited our campsite this past summer. We took pictures of her because we hadn’t see ... Read on »
A Gift of Raindrops by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Ghalib writes of rain and weather as metaphors for experiencing and accepting life fully; for the pain that often must be endured to do so.  I wrote my most recent post abou ... Read on »
A profound visualization of ME/CFS by Kerry K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting      Profoundly beautiful is this visualization of a poem written by Laurel B.  Laurel has ME/CFS.  She shared this poem with her blog readers, one who was so moved by it, s ... Read on »