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  • The difference between being tired and fatigue

    July 17, 2019 by

    “I would do anything to be tired again”.  Sounds crazy, right?  With chronic illness, everyone assumes you are just tired. How bad can it be? If only it was that simplistic… Comparing being tired and fatigue from chronic illness is like comparing the ocean to a bucket of water. Technically both are water, but they simply… Read more

  • The face behind Chronically Rising

    August 23, 2019 by

    My name is Chantelle Spies, and I am a 24-year-old Chemical Engineer and dog mom, struggling with a chronic illness known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). As an engineer, it is in my nature to want to solve complex problems and optimize processes – my health has proven to be no different. I do as much… Read more

  • 🌿Brainfog🌱

    August 23, 2019 by

    So often people think chronic illness only has physical symptoms, whereas on of the most frustrating symptoms manifests mentally in the form of brainfog. If we forget something please know it is not that it is not important to us – we really cannot remember. #chronicallyrising #chronicillnesswarrior #ME #millionsmissing #hope#strong#spoonie #spoonielife #awareness #brainfog

  • Thank you for loving a spoonie!

    August 21, 2019 by

    So often we get stuck in a tailspin where we only see the budding bullies, nosy neighbours and ignorant idiots around us, that we forget to say thank you to the loved ones and friends that remain by our sides despite our chronic illness. So today we would like to say thank you! Thank you… Read more

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