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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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Living with Uncertainty by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Living with ME/CFS means living with uncertainty. This crazy illness is often characterized by ups and downs in seemingly random patterns. As someone wh ... Read on »
Movie Monday 1/26 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, my college son is STILL home sick, sick wiped out from mono in November. Spring semester starts in 2 weeks, so the count-down is on! He is determined to be ready to mo ... Read on »
My ME/CFS Improvements in 2014 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I can't believe it's almost the end of January already! Things have been very busy here, my college son is still home and incapacitated by mono that hit in November, and I a ... Read on »
Movie Monday 1/19 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sorry I didn't write on the blog all last week. I had something scheduled every single day (a situation I try to avoid) so was out running around constantly, just getting ho ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration: How and Why to Forgive by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have been struggling a lot lately with forgiveness in my personal life. Despite wanting to let things go, I know that I am holding onto a lot of old hurts and resentments, ... Read on »
Movie Monday 1/5 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last week, I wrote about all the scary movies my son and I watched while my husband was out of town. This past week was Thriller Week! My younger son was out of town, so my ... Read on »
New Heart Rate Monitor by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My favorite Christmas gift this season was a surprise - my husband gave me a new heart rate monitor, a Mio Alpha, that works without a chest strap! I wondered whether these ... Read on »
Movie Monday 12/29 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hope you are enjoying the holiday season! This is going to be an oddly timed Movie Monday - no holiday-themed movies for us the past two weeks, but my son and I binged on sc ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration: Laura Hillenbrand by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Most people with ME/CFS are aware that our #1 celebrity who shares our illness is the highly-acclaimed author Laura Hillenbrand, who wrote Seabiscuit and Unbroken. Both ... Read on »
A Plan B Holiday Season! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I mentioned here last month that we had to cancel our Thanksgiving week plans to travel and see family because my college son came home sick with mono that week (on top of h ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration: Slow Down! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Did you know there's a whole Slow Movement going on? People advocating Slow Food, Slow Schools, and just generally slowing down your life. As technology continues to speed u ... Read on »
$500,000 Reserach Grant for ME/CFS Epigenetics Study by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Great news for the new year! The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (formerly the CFIDS Association) has been granted $500,000 to further the study of epigenetics (basically how our ... Read on »
Movie Monday 12/15 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We watched two holiday movies last week, both modern classics, as well as starting in on our collection of classic children's Christmas specials on VHS. My college son is ho ... Read on »
Weekly Inspiration: The Art of Stillness by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I enjoy - when I can find the time - inspirational videos or essays, and whenever I post one here on my blog, I get plenty of positive feedback. So, I thought I'd start a we ... Read on »
Movie Monday 12/8 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My son is still very sick with mono, so our movie and TV marathon continues. We focused more on TV shows this week. We binge-watched season 2 of Orphan Black - BEST SHO ... Read on »
My ME/CFS Blog Featured on Be Our Guest Today! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I wrote a guest post, Our New Normal, that is being featured today at the blog Mom's Small Victories for their weekly Be Our Guest feature ! Mom's Small Victories ... Read on »
Treating Yeast Overgrowth/Candida by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have mentioned several times since early October that I’ve been worse than usual and going through a bad period. The source of that worsening is a f ... Read on »
Movie Tuesday 12/2 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I didn't have time for a movie post yesterday because I was busy shopping online (Cyber Monday). I got most of my Christmas shopping done - hurray! But I didn't want to miss ... Read on »
Giving Tuesday 2014 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Today is Giving Tuesday, so it's a great time to contribute to ME/CFS research and other related causes. Here are some past posts with more information on how/where to co ... Read on »
Weekend Cooking 11/30: Turkey & Wild Rice Soup by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Each weekend, Beth Fish Reads hosts Weekend Cooking.  I often participate on my book blog , with links to recipes we've enjoyed that week. Sometimes - like this week - I pos ... Read on »