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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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Just A Short Note by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everybody,I just wanted to drop a short note because I am truly fatigued. I am truly struggling with this phase of my fatigue and pain. I need to focus on taking care ... Read on »
Just A Short Note by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everybody, I just wanted to drop a short note because I am truly fatigued. I am truly struggling with this phase of my fatigue and pain. I need to focus on taking ... Read on »
My Grandchildren with Pumpkins by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, Here are some individual pictures of my grandchildren, Lorena and Alessandra. They will be 2 years old on October 31, 2009. I hope and ... Read on »
A Lovely Award by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everybody, I have just received an award from a special blogger friend, timethief (Latief), always willing to help anyone. Surging the net, reading and writing, w ... Read on »
Sharing Photos - Family by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everybody, Here is a recent picture of my grandchildren, daugther-in-law and middle son at the pumpkin patch. Read on »
Focus on Accomplishments by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, What a week it has been. Jerry lost his wallet and we have no idea where. He did not notice it until about three days after we had been out with a frien ... Read on »
Reflecting on My Goals by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, My goal has been to share my experience, tools and how I deal with my ME/CFS. I am trying to remain positive everyday and take control of my health. Go ... Read on »
The Past Two Days by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, The past two days have been tough. The weather changed again and it is cooler outside. Rain is not my friend, it is my lawns friend, but not mine. It is ... Read on »
Still Trying to Find Ways to Earn Money by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I have been surfing blog sites and reading interesting posts. I found one where I might be able to earn money. Here is what the other post noted: One ... Read on »
Oh What a Day by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, Oh What a Day (sounds like a song), Jerry had another appointment so poor baby had to work hard at waking me up today. He started at 5:30 AM and I was r ... Read on »
Remember to Update Your Medication List by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everybody, I am feeling so much better these days and I have been working on staying positive and motivated. I thought I would remind everyone to update their med ... Read on »
What's New? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone! I have been so busy taking Mom to the doctor, Jerry to the doctor, checking in on my friends, and visiting my beautiful twin grandchildren (Lorena and A ... Read on »
Benefits of Diaphragm Breathing by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, Breathing in special ways, such as diaphragm breathing, has three important benefits 1. It relaxes all the muscles of the chest and ... Read on »
Try setting goals and pacing by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Set daily goals first, then weekly, monthly and three month goals: Make sure you set small and realistic goals. 1). Today I would like to: __________ ... Read on »
My motivational voice came out! by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, After resting consistently my little motivational voice attempted to get me going, I woke up at 7:30 a.m. in extreme pain and took my medications. I ... Read on »
Saturday Morning Oh No by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, Well, Saturday morning came and I was to wake up early enough to go pick up my son at work. The usual routine, Jerry gives me my medications early, I tak ... Read on »
Friday...a long day by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I borrowed one of my sons truck so I could take Mom to her appointments on Friday. This meant he had to come over early so I could drop him off at work. ... Read on »
A water leak, now what? by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I had a great day of sleep on Saturday and was able to wake up on Sunday without too much trouble. I am off the Concerta ER because it is too expensive ... Read on »
Miracle of Life by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, Today I decided I must share this particular miracle with you. Again yesterday our family was reminded that my Mother and her having children is a true ... Read on »
Chronically Ill Unite September 14 to Blog About Invisible Illness Issues by Viv Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Everyone, I want to acknowledge this important week and will be reminding people about my tools and tips. Please share your story too. Here is a small capti ... Read on »