Archive for February, 2008

Free Screen Magnifier Software

This isn’t where I usu­al­ly get geeky, but I think this util­i­ty might be use­ful to many read­ers. I get notices from the Give­away of the Day and Game Give­away Of the Day sites each day as to what they have avail­able that day. They make arrange­ments with var­i­ous soft­ware pub­lish­ers to dis­trib­ute com­mer­cial soft­ware […]

February 23, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
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The Value of Education for Chronic Illness Patients

Paula Kamen, author of All In My Head, talks about the val­ue of edu­ca­tion in cop­ing with chron­ic ill­ness in an excel­lent edi­to­r­i­al in the New York Times. Leav­ing the Rab­bit Hole. This pas­sage, in par­tic­u­lar, spoke to me: The worst thing, to me, about hav­ing a non-stop mul­ti-year headache isn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly the pain. Or […]

February 19, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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& Fibromyalgia: Lessons Learned and Other Random Thoughts">Excellent article: Pregnancy & Fibromyalgia: Lessons Learned and Other Random Thoughts

ButY­ouDont­Look­Sick has a mar­velous arti­cle up today: ButYouDontLookSick.com : Preg­nan­cy & Fibromyal­gia: Lessons Learned and Oth­er Ran­dom Thoughts. I’m in the “0.08% chance of that hap­pen­ing” group, like the author. I was sick all the time through­out my one suc­cess­ful preg­nan­cy. Yes, all day, every day, from about a week after con­cep­tion ’til months after […]

February 4, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
Posted in: Fibromyalgia