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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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Movie Monday 3/17 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Happy St. Patrick's Day! Things have been so busy these last weeks that I skipped a Movie Monday (or two maybe?).  I've barely had any time at all for writing blog posts ... Read on »
Bitterness, Resentment, and Forgiveness by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome With all that's been going on with my son's worsened medical problems, plus all the usual challenges of my own, things have been tough for me lately. I have been feeling eve ... Read on »
To-Do List Blues by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Imagine some blues music playing in the background... I'm just feeling frustrated this week - here it is Thursday afternoon, and I feel like I have done NOTHING at all th ... Read on »
Happy Mardi Gras 2014!! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Happy Mardi Gras! Today is the final day of the 2014 Mardi Gras season, which is a reason to celebrate! We used to live in New Orleans, so this is one of our favorite hol ... Read on »
Adventures in Eating: Paleo and Anti-Candida Diets by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am way behind in writing an update here of my son Jamie and how's he doing since we made all those drastic changes to his diet, supplements, and medicines a few weeks ago. ... Read on »
Movie Monday 2/24 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We had a busy week last week, but the good news is that everyone is doing pretty well health-wise! My time has still been filled with medical related to-dos, but I do hope t ... Read on »
Movie Monday 2/17 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Finally - I have a little time to write a Movie Monday post! We've seen a few movies the past couple of weeks. Two weeks ago, with both sons at home (and lots of snow day ... Read on »
Extreme Yeast Battles & Timing of Supplements by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I wrote previously here about our - both my older son and I - recent battles with yeast overgrowth . I am doing much better now, as I mentioned in my recent post on our suga ... Read on »
The Sugar-Free Life by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome As I explained here recently, my 19-year old son and I have both been battling yeast overgrowth . For me, it's a matter of past treatment for Lyme (finished 2 years ago!) st ... Read on »
WEGO Health Activist Award Nomination by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I was very honored to hear last month that this blog had been nominated for a WEGO Health Activist Best in Show Award! Unfortunately, between my own challenges a ... Read on »
Movie Monday 2/3 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Another very busy, somewhat overwhelming week. Son #1 is still home from college for winter break - had a few good days last week and then crashed badly again. Son #2 was ho ... Read on »
I Used to Have a Social Life... by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I went to a party last night! Nothing super-exciting, just a retirement party for colleagues that my husband was hosting for two friends from his group who are retiring. The ... Read on »
Movie Monday 1/27 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Despite our exhausting week and recovery weekend, we didn't watch a lot of movies. Since my 16-year old son had knee surgery on Thursday, we let him choose what to do or wat ... Read on »
Recovering by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My sons and I are all recovering this weekend. My youngest son had knee surgery (#4) on Thursday, so he is recovering from that. I crashed just from spending most of the day ... Read on »
Movie Tuesday 1/21 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Still very busy and very hectic here, now in the middle of a huge snowstorm! So much for getting anything done this week before my son's surgery on Thursday. This storm is s ... Read on »
Struggles and Challenges by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just thought I should pop in to let you know I am still here! I apologize for the lack of blog posts lately. I have so many of them planned in my head but no time or energ ... Read on »
Traveling with ME/CFS by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Or maybe I should call this post The Traveling Circus. I used to pride myself on being low-maintenance, but now I have to carry so many supplies with me and stick to such a ... Read on »
Movie Monday 1/6 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, between more holiday days last week plus snow days when we returned home, our family had lots of down time together, so we watched a couple of good movies. As always, ... Read on »
Happy New Year 2014! by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am home!!! Ahhh.... We had a good trip to visit my father-in-law in Oklahoma, but I am so happy to be back in my own home. My father-in-law keeps his house at 78 degree ... Read on »
Movie Monday 12/30 by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We are enjoying the holidays, visiting family out of town (yes, again! third time this month). I seem to finally have the yeast overgrowth under control, though I am still o ... Read on »