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Viv Patient Expert

Austin, Texas
I am disabled with CFIDS/FMS. My mission to help people advocate for themselves and take control of their health challenges. My goal is to reach as many people as possible and share my own personal tips, tools, and pain management experience. I admire people that are able to deal with chronic... Full Bio
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Ebates where it pays to shop online by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, Just checking in and decided to add a new link for Ebates. I have never used this site but it sounds like it might be worth signing up. Check it out: Ebates ... Read on »
Checking in and continuing to heal by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hi Everyone, Just wanted to say hello and let you know I am still trying to heal. Loosing a spouse is truly difficult. The heartache is difficult to describe. I will never ... Read on »
Shop at Dollar General by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hi Everyone, There is a Dollar General Store right down the street from my house. It is very convenient and I have just applied as an affiliate even though it is close to m ... Read on »
A place to buy Ice Pack Wraps by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hi Everyone, I found a site that sells ice packs. Get your gel packs, cold therapy ice packs and heating pads to treat your leg pain, elbow joint pain, hip pain, knee pai ... Read on »
Prayer for Jerry by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome God our Father,Your power brings us to birth,Your providence guides our lives,and by Your command we return to dust.Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,their li ... Read on »
The Start of a New Year 2013 by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I am starting off the new year without my soul mate, Jerry. I miss him so much and I hope that I can move forward without always feeling so sad. The fatigue ... Read on »
Trustworthy Nurses: A Commodity When Caring for the Chronically Ill by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternet ... Read on »
Dealing with the loss of my spouse by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Fibromyalgia Hello Everyone, I am having a difficult time dealing with the loss of my dear husband Jerry. It is difficult to want to do anything at all. I am not motivated by anything ... Read on »
I LOST MY SOUL MATE, JERRY by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I wanted to thank everyone for your support and prayers for my hubby, David "Jerry" Walters. I have lost my soulmate of thirty-six (36) years. Dear F ... Read on »
I HAVE LOST MY SOULMATE OF THIRTY-SIX (36) YEARS by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Dealing with Loss Dear Friends, I am writing to inform you that I have lost my soulmate. Here is a very short write-up on my love: When we met with Father Driscoll for Catholic marriage ... Read on »
Requesting Prayers for Jerry by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone,My husband is in ICU at Brackenridge Hospital. He needs your prayers and strength. He was placed in an induced coma and now is in the awakening stage. We are ... Read on »
ANOXIC BRAIN by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Brain Health Please let me know your comments or where I can go find out about anoxic brain. My husband required CPR, it took 28 minutes, he was placed on a chemically induced coma, is n ... Read on »
PLEASE HELP ME PRAY FOR MY HUSBAND WHO IS VERY ILL IN THE HOSPITAL by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I have been unable to post anything on my blog due to technical problems. I hope everyone reads comments. My husband is in ICU at Brackenridge Hospital. He needs your praye ... Read on »
Order your Eyeglasses from ZENNI by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hi Everyone, Have you heard about ZENNI? ZENNI offer various fashionable and stylish eyeglass frames and lenses at affordable prices. Ordering affordable eyeglasses has ... Read on »
Requesting Prayers for Family by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hi Everyone! I hope everyone is having a pain and fatigue free day.  I have been busy trying to keep up with my Hubby and Mother. They are both in the hospital and could us ... Read on »
Breaking an unhealthy habit by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Today’s topic is smoking. Tobacco use may be the toughest unhealthy habit to break. Good news, it is not an impossible habit to break. When it comes to quitting, everyon ... Read on »
Hi Everyone, I once again am ... by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hi Everyone, I once again am starting to feel like a hypochondriac and becoming sensitive to odors, bright lights, and loud noises. While there are many situations that can ... Read on »
Pain Management - Alternative Tools by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, There are a variety of tools available to manage pain. One option is the use of a TENS UNIT.  T.E.N. unit stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimula ... Read on »
Writing a 'Visual Journal' for Stress Relief and Relaxation by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Writing a 'Visual Journal' for Stress Relief and Relaxation All aboardOnce Oprah started making vision boards, and adopted the concept as one of her favorites, visualization ... Read on »
Moving Slowly by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Guest written by our friend Gladys Fuentes The hubby was just promoted with his company and transferred to Oregon. It has been quite a transition for me and our three kids, ... Read on »