Believe Patients!

Too often I see videos of my chronically ill friends crying in the car after leaving a doctors appointment, frustrated, angry, upset, and hopeless because they were ignored and invalidated yet again. I love that they show the raw reality of what often happens when you have chronic illness but I hate that we haveContinue reading “Believe Patients!”

My Chronic Illness Origin Story

Looking back, I think that my chronic illness began when I was in college, back in 2009. It took me 9 years to be diagnosed with ME/CFS and 10 years to be diagnosed with endometriosis, but their origins were tied to one event. I am writing this as a stream of consciousness, getting it allContinue reading “My Chronic Illness Origin Story”

In My Head – How Dumbledore Helped Me Accept Chronic Illness

Is my chronic illness in my head or is it real? Like Dumbledore tells Harry, it’s happening in your head, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?

In My Head – How Dumbledore Helped Me Accept Chronic Illness

Is my chronic illness in my head or is it real? Like Dumbledore tells Harry, it’s happening in your head, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?

An Introduction to ME and me!

My name is Whitney Fox. I have myalgic encephalomyelitis and I want to talk about it.   It’s a big word. It’s difficult to understand, whether I’m trying to pronounce it or manage it. I just think, myalgic enceph≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈itis. It’s myalgic encephƣƪƱɯˠɝɭȋʧϨ. For now, we’ll call it ME. That’s “em – ee,” the first letterContinue reading “An Introduction to ME and me!”