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One to One
Moving made easier
A sharing of tips,
strategies, ideas and helpful thoughts from one person with CFIDS to
The challenges of a major move are
astounding. I don't think I could have so smoothly made the transition or dealt
with the several relapses I had when I moved from Santa Barbara, Calif., to
Santa Fe, N.M., if I had not found and developed an infrastructure of supportive
physicians, therapists, and a CFIDS support group.
This new support system formed the foundation for my health care and integrated me into
If you are facing a move, you, too, need these local resources and contacts to support your healing process
during and after the move.
Peter Anastasia, Santa Fe, N.M.
When friends want to help
When friends stop by to visit, they often ask me what
they can do to help. But I often can't remember what household chores need to be
To remedy this, I hung a white board on my wall and listed some quick jobs (take out trash, wash dishes)
as well as longer special projects (do the laundry or sweep porch).
Now when friends ask what they can do to help, I no longer have to struggle to remember. They can pick
something appropriate to their time and are glad to be useful.
Patricia Stegman, New Freedom, Pa.
I am intolerant
of medications and thought I'd never find anything to alleviate my chronic
coughing and sinus/allergy problems until I found SinuCleanse, a drugfree nasal
I recommend it highly, as it has worked better than anything I've tried.
I ordered this
on the Internet and received it quickly. I have no affiliation with this company other than as a customer.
L. Stewart, Lakeside, Ariz.
[Editor's correction: In the fall 2000 issue of the Chronicle
was missing from the e-mail SynergyHN@aol.com address given in the "One to One "
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BEING ILL DOESNíT MEAN NOT HAVING RIGHTS
It is all too easy for persons with CFIDS
(PWCs) to feel as if they no longer matter, but PWCs still have rights, even if they can no longer do
the things they once did. I find it helpful to think carefully about what my own rights are and balance
them against the rights of those around me when communicating with others, particularly those who donít
understand chronic illnesses. Your own list of rights should reflect your circumstances, but these are
my rights. I have the right to:
--by Frankie Campling