Friday, October 17, 2014

It's time to simplify

I have finally had to admit that I'm wearing too many hats. By trying to bring targeted content to specific patient groups, my brain has gone into permanent tilt mode. I have decided to simplify my life (and perhaps yours) by creating a new blog that reflects the ever-changing landscape so often seen with chronic illness.

Welcome to the Chronic Adventures of Kristinaland

I will no longer be posting to this blog, I have ME-CFS, or Conquerors through Christ. I will, however, leave them open in the event you want to bookmark any links I've referenced. There are many as I always make sure I do my research and/or share interesting links that come my way. Rest assured that I will not close down these blogs without giving you ample warning.

Does this mean that my content will radically change? NO! It just means it will all be in one place. I will still post fun little snippets that I used to post in Joy... bite-sized. My faith continues to play a vital role and will come through in most of my posts, just as it did in Conquerors through Christ. If you want to find my posts on Google+, they will continue to show up on my Chronic Pain Heroes Google+ page.

What IS changing

I am closing my Chronic Pain Heroes Google+ community as I'm simply no longer capable of managing it. I have not made this decision lightly; however, my health has made it necessary.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in health,


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I can see clearly now

My eyesight has changed dramatically. I had no idea just how much until I got my lovely new glasses at Costco. Being able to see well, on a budget - oh happy day!

Chronic illness can wreak havoc on our eye health - whether from the illness itself or the medications we take to manage it. Make sure you get comprehensive eye exams at least every couple of years.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Oh happy ogrganized day!

Happiness is an organized room!

It is in my world anyway. I have never liked clutter and spent much of my life as a minimalist, both at home and at work. Then I married a pack-rat (love you hun), then I got sick, then the chaos began.

Since developing ME-CFS, my brain gets easily overwhelmed. When faced with an unending sea of clutter, my brain shuts down - I can't think clearly. I actually find it stressful! This is an evil combination for anyone dealing with chronic illness.

How delightful!

You have no idea how happy this bookcase made me. All the books you see were crammed into the little night table on the left, with the overflow strewn all over my dresser and computer table. As I moved all these books to the bookshelves, imagine my delight when I found books I had been searching for for months, and ones I had forgotten about all together!

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While we can't rely on things to make us happy, there are ways we can certainly help make our lives a bit easier and joyful. Do you like to be organized? What have you found helpful? How does it affect your health?

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. James 5:13

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spring - a time of hope

I have been housebound for months now, only leaving for doctor's appointments. My last social outing was Christmas and I'm still recovering from that. I have spent the last week watching the sun shine and temperatures climb - but I had no strength to go outside to enjoy it. However, when I heard the birds chirping today, I just HAD to get outside! On shaky legs, I went for a walk. I felt the warm sun on my face and I listened to the birds chirping excitedly. Though I am back in bed, I am thankful I was able to get outside, even just briefly

Is spring beginning to show itself where you are? What do you like most about it?