Category: Invisible illness

Be Happy With Those Who are Happy (Rom 12:15)

It’s a family tradition to attend the annual Lego exhibition — well, my husband and kids go; I usually stay home because a trip to the city puts enormous pressure on my immune system. On the day of the 2015 Lego show I was in the throes of post-diagnosis depression. I found it soul-destroying to …

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Play (Five Minute Friday)

I can’t play as much as I used to. My body doesn’t cooperate. My mind is not always cooperative either! But watching my kids play is one of the greatest joys of my life. My Facebook status update from today says: Highlight of the morning for the kids: finding a dead fish. 😳😂 What a …

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Invisible Illness Myth #2 – Infographic

And here’s the second one! Just in the nick of time – Invisible Illness Awareness Week ends tomorrow. The other infographics will have to wait till Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2017… Feedback Noticed a factual error? Please kindly let me know here on the Fruitful Today Facebook page. Follow If you’d like to receive notification …

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Invisible Illness Myth #1 – Infographic

So I’ve finally got my first infographic done. Only took me a year! (Ugh.) The plan is to make a series of infographics that help raise awareness about invisible illnesses. It may take another year or two to get them all done at the rate I’m working! But this is a start… Feedback Noticed a …

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“Build a Bridge” Interview Series

I don’t know if you’re familiar with the expression, build a bridge. It’s a way of “encouraging” someone to move on from their problems. Well, I’m not using the expression in its usual sense. Fruitful Today’s Build a Bridge project is about walking over the bridge with a grieving person, rather than standing back while …

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Days Like This #1 (Luke 12:13-34)

I’m in the middle of a flare. I really struggle on days like this. I’m sure you know how it feels! Most of the time my symptoms are under control – I carefully pace my activity; I rest regularly; I do what my doctors have instructed in order to manage my chronic condition. But sometimes …

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My Letter to ME/CFS

  Dear chronic fatigue syndrome, I need to get a few things off my chest. First of all, you need to change your name. You have a confusing name. Life with you involves much more than just feeling tired all the time. Plus, your name doesn’t even have capital letters, but your acronym has extra …

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