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Blog entries from Lisa

Lisa has a total of 52 entries.

  1. Lisa
    Today is day fourteen on the Paleo diet and I woke to this incredible feeling of fabulousness in my life. I feel FANTASTIC!! But in my excitement Im getting ahead of myself. Last I wrote things were not going so well due to the toxic solvents that had been wafting through our camp earlier this week. I had ended my last entry by sharing my hope that tomorrow would be a better day. Each...
    Lisa, Jan 11, 2010
  2. Lisa
    It has been another three days on Paleo since I last wrote. These have actually been a hard three days, but for some very interesting reasons. I am learning a lot in these last three days, things that I think had always been obscured from me before by a body that ran on carbohydrates for fuel instead of proteins and fats. Two days ago on day nine, I woke up feeling absolutely great. Had...
    Lisa, Jan 8, 2010
  3. Lisa
    Today is day eight on a strict Paleo diet. I have noticed that despite some very stressful events yesterday and subsequent lack of sleep last night, I actually feel surprisingly <em>good </em>today. I had said I wanted to write about my first days on this diet and it seems a great place to start this tale. Our first day passed pretty easily. It felt good to be eating this way after the...
    Lisa, Jan 5, 2010
  4. Lisa
    I have been eagerly awaiting the chance to write this blog entry for the last few days. Though I know I will be tiring myself out greatly, I just cant wait any longer it is just too exciting! Today has been day six of what I hope to be a major victory in our search for better health. Over the last month, Jeremy and I have been slowly implementing a massive dietary change. Based on some of the...
    Lisa, Jan 4, 2010
  5. Lisa
    It has been a three days since the cold front finally broke. When it did we got a couple inches of snow, not really all that much for around here. I expect a couple more snow storms before winter is done. This one only lasted a day this time which was very nice. Luckily behind the snow was a warm front and now its a balmy 50 degrees today, though it does come with the price of heavy rain showers....
    Lisa, Dec 16, 2009
  6. Lisa
    We have been having some surprisingly cold weather here in Washington State. Given that Jeremy and I live up in some foothills in our tent, its gets just a bit colder still because of the elevation and being on the frozen ground. I think it has been at least four days since it got even as warm as 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the freezing point of water. Most days its been hovering in the low 20s and...
    Lisa, Dec 9, 2009
  7. Lisa
    [IMG] Crashing is synonymous with CFS, a state of bodily destruction for which you often do not know the cause but that can come upon you with little regard for what you might have planned in life. Pulled under by the unrelenting tide of another crash, it is hard not to at times feel suffocated by the merciless pressure exerted against my fragile body. Time crawls by while still I tumble...
    Lisa, Nov 17, 2009
  8. Lisa
    From the outside, my life would seem very simple. I do not work, there is no place I must be more than a couple times a year, my income is steady, and my needs predictable. Yet in this simplicity there is a large void that comes from not feeling as though I have accomplished much in any given day. When life itself is a daily accomplishment, there is little satisfaction in it because tomorrow...
    Lisa, Nov 3, 2009
  9. Lisa
    I love the wind. The wind is power. The wind is a vital energy force that moves through the body when it gusts against you. I have stood upon bluffs where the wind is whipped into a frenzy, so strong that one can briefly lean into it without fear of falling. Now my experiences with the wind are limited to the forests surrounding me yet I am still awed by its primal power, the massive force...
    Lisa, Oct 27, 2009
  10. Lisa
    Hey Everyone! I really liked how this was written by Jody as it helps bring to light some of the invisibility many of us with CFS or severe MCS have faced. As our lives spin crazily out of control, more often than not those we know will turn away from us, societies support systems for life tragedies refuse to help, and we are left with nothing but ourselves. If you have a fire and lose...
    Lisa, Oct 26, 2009
  11. Lisa
    Two years ago, a little Winter Wren started frequenting our camp. We often see them in the bushes in the woods, flitting from one spot to the next without ever a having a care for the giant who stands watching them. They are so small, other than hummingbirds they are one of the smallest birds we have locally. Yet they are also the bravest. As though they trust themselves and their own abilities...
    Lisa, Oct 21, 2009
  12. Lisa
    For me, some days are good and robust, while other days are lack luster and wanting for more. Well, that isnt entirely accurate. Lately it feels more like some weeks are this way. A CFS crash can come in a variety of flavors. Sometimes it is less energy, sometimes more pain, but always an exacerbation of symptoms I normally have. Over the last couple months, it comes in the form of insecurity...
    Lisa, Oct 14, 2009
  13. Lisa
    Living in the woods as we have been these last seven years sounds very daunting. Indeed, at times it makes me look back and wonder how we have managed to survive as well as we have. The first things that come to mind like this all involve winter and the times our usually mild climate here in the Pacific Northwest, isnt so mild. But even in the midst of all this, I still take time to pause for...
    Lisa, Oct 12, 2009
  14. Lisa
    I have been taking a couple days to recuperate from the lengthy trip to see our doctor last Thursday. It was a very exciting day and also very exhausting because of all the excitement. Timing in life really is very interesting to me. Here I am traveling most of Thursday, spending about an hour and a half at the doctors office and then traveling home. Meanwhile out in the world, a wildfire is...
    Lisa, Oct 11, 2009
  15. Lisa
    I had a wonderful birthday yesterday. It was a very relaxing day. Here are the things that made yesterday one of the best birthdays I have ever had: Perfectly blue skies and sunshine. A quiet hour spent at my spirit rock, contemplating the remarkable changes taking place in me in recent months. Time spent with my sweetheart, not doing much of importance but simply enjoying each others...
    Lisa, Oct 7, 2009