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Sue J. Patient Expert

Wilmington, Delaware
I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) since March 2002. Both of my sons, ages 10 and 14, have... Full Bio
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'Tis the Season for Giving! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been soooo busy lately, bouncing back and forth between activity and crashes.  I probably should have written this post about three weeks ago, but maybe there are some ... Read on »
'Tis the Season! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome No, not THAT season....the season for germs and viruses! Jamie is home sick today. He felt terrible last night, with headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, etc. Craig ... Read on »
10 Years by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome March 16 already?  Huh.  Since 2002, March 1 has been a significant day for me, the anniversary of when I got sick.  I am usually very aware of that date each year, feeling ... Read on »
100 Followers! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My computer problems continue.  After a third trip the The Apple Store on Friday, I thought everything was OK.  My laptop seemed fine for about 24 hours, then suddenly, the ... Read on »
13 Years Ago Today... by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ...our youngest son, Craig, was born!  And now we have two teenagers in the house.  It's hard to believe how fast thirteen years has gone by! You're probably wondering ... Read on »
50 Things I Accomplished by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I saw this list over at Dominique's blog and just loved it!  After my downer post last week on Goals, Productivity, and Other BS , I thought this would be a nice counter - ... Read on »
A Bad Day by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome One of my blog readers recently remarked about how I seem to have a great, positive attitude and always seem optimistic. I'm not feeling like such a sunny optimist today, tho ... Read on »
A Better Day! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, I can't explain it, but I'm feeling better today than I have in a long while. Craig (who returned to school today!!) says that's because I saw my doctor - you know ho ... Read on »
A Bit Overwhelmed by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Two weeks ago, I said I was coming back to life, after weeks of Lyme treatment herxing. That turned out to be premature optimism, and I spent another two weeks lying on the c ... Read on »
A Blue Weekend by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm feeling blue this weekend. It sort of snuck up on me. Friday, I was worn out but looking forward to a weekend with my family. Saturday turned out to be another busy d ... Read on »
A Book By One of Our Own! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Our very own Pris Campbell, a CFS sufferer and frequent visitor here and to many other CFS blogs, has published a wonderful book of poetry and prose called Sea Trails: Poems ... Read on »
A Busy Weekend by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Whew, it's been a very busy weekend, and it's still only Saturday! Ken is out for the evening, driving seven teenage boys to a ski mountain for snow tubing, to celebrate ... Read on »
A Change of Scenery by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  Sometimes a change of scenery can do wonders! As most of you know, I've been going through a bad period this past month, and last week was just as bad. Friday I pretty ... Read on »
A Crash-less Month by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's been 30 days since my last crash day! I know that sounds like the start of a Catholic confession or an AA meeting, but it's actually hard evidence that I'm finally getti ... Read on »
A Doctor's Testimony to CFSAC by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am in the worst shape I've been in in years with one of those sore throats that feels like I swallowed barbed wire, but I had to share this with you. This is a doctor' ... Read on »
A Double Lyme Update by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Where to start?  I have so much to tell you  about our trip to New Jersey today to see the Lyme doctor (Craig wasn't happy he had to come along, but that's life).  I'll star ... Read on »
A Full Day by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Whew!  What a day we had yesterday!  We're camping just outside Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The nights are nice and cool here in the mountains where the campground is (and the ... Read on »
A Good Day by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My husband is out of town, called down to Texas for an emergency trip to consult with a plant that got badly flooded in Hurricane Ike. That means I'm on my own with the kids. ... Read on »
A Gorgeous Fall Day by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The rain and dark skies finally left us today, leaving behind a perfect fall day, with bright sunshine, warm weather, and a cool breeze.  I brought my camera with me today ... Read on »
A House of Cards by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Living with CFIDS is like living in a house of cards. For the past 7 months, I've been building my house, bigger and higher, feeling better and thinking I was finally in cont ... Read on »