Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category

Review: Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease

I read Women, Work and Autoim­mune Dis­ease by Ros­alind Joffe and Joan Fried­lan­der a few months back, but for some rea­son my review on Ama­zon nev­er showed up, and I didn’t think to keep a copy for myself. It seems to final­ly be there now, so I’ll put it here, too (slight­ly expand­ed). This book […]

May 29, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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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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New Resource: Curehunter.com

Cure­hunter is an inter­est­ing addi­tion to our online tool­box. It’s a visu­al med­ical dic­tio­nary. Here’s part of what it gives me when I look up fibromyal­gia:

November 24, 2007 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
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Episode 4

Episode 4 The first episode in the new, short­er for­mat, record­ed on my very own micro­phone. Thank you for your patience in wait­ing for it! Most of today’s show is about audio enter­tain­ment and infor­ma­tion, which is great when the fatigue is so bad that lis­ten­ing is one of the few things we can do. […]

October 29, 2006 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
Posted in: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Podcast, Relaxation, Resources