Tag Archives: how it began

On One Decade In

Note: This entry is pretty much one big whine. When you’ve been sick for ten years, you get a coupon in the mail that entitles you to one 1800-word whine. I usually try to be at least somewhat upbeat and hopeful on … Continue reading

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A Crash Course in Healthcare

I’ve written before about the series of events that ended in me falling ill, but one thing I haven’t told you about is the transition after that – the transition from being a healthy person to being a chronicially ill … Continue reading

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How it Began – Part IV: The Crash and The Aftermath

This is the final entry in my ME/CFS “origin story.” Here are Part I, Part II, and Part III. We arrived back in California on Thursday night. I had already planned to take Friday off to recuperate from the trip. Saturday, May … Continue reading

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How it Began – Part III: Chicago Once Again

This is the third entry in my ME/CFS “origin story.” Here are Part I, Part II, and Part IV. Seven months into my marketing job at the California Tree Fruit Agreement, I was headed to Chicago for the second time in two … Continue reading

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How It Began – Part II: Chicago

This is the second entry in my ME/CFS “origin story.” Here are Part I, Part III, and Part IV. The rest of the winter of 2003-4 passed uneventfully. Come spring, I was in Chicago for the Food Marketing Institute trade show for work … Continue reading

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How it Began – Part I: The Flu Shot

This is the first entry in my ME/CFS “origin story.” Here are Part II,  Part III, and Part IV. You say you want to spend the winter in Firenze You’re so afraid to catch a dose of influenza You live your life like … Continue reading

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