Friday, December 03, 2010

Laura Hillenbrand in Elle

Have you completely O.D.'ed on stories of Laura Hillenbrand yet?  Every time I think I know all there is to know about her, another outstanding article comes out.

The latest article was published in Elle, and it provides an in-depth look at Laura's life and her writing, with a great amount of detail provided about how CFS has affected her and what her daily life is like.  The more I learn about her, the more I admire her and her amazing attitude and persistence.

I hope you find this latest article as inspiring as I did (thanks to Denise and Martine for sending me the link).

I was feeling a bit better this morning and hitting the usual afternoon slump now, so I'm hoping to be up to getting our tree tomorrow, as planned.  Hope you have a good weekend!

11 comments:

  1. I read and enjoyed this one too. DO you also have an afternoon slump. I ALWAYS feel sickest in the afternoon like 2pm - 6pm

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  2. Yes!! I take a nap after lunch and that helps a little, but late afternoon is still my worst time of day, every day. Once I have dinner, I usually perk up a bit again.

    Sue

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  3. Wow Sue,
    Exactly the same, I pick up a bit after dinner. My best time of day is in the morning....this has been true (the pattern) since the day I got sick...I wonder why?

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  4. Morning's my best time, too - usually my only productive time of day.

    Sue

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  5. I enjoy all these positive articles! Thanks. I also feel worse between 3-6 even with a nap and then after supper I perk up again! Wonder what it means for all of us!

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  6. I also get my worst stomach upset in the late afternoon - no matter how careful I am about what I eat. My doctor says daily cycles like this are the result of endocrine dysfunction since our hormones regulate functions at various times of day. Just another fun part of CFS!

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  7. No! Not OD'd! I can't get enough of Laura, and wish she could get on a bunch of TV shows and become our Michael J. Fox! If you know what I mean!

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  8. Awesome article! Thanks Sue!

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  9. Wow! Weird. My bad time of day is 3-6 as well and I pick up after dinner. I have also started naps in the afternoon. I wonder if that is a a key to this illness?

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  10. Anonymous5:50 PM

    I used to have that schedule, but now I'm tired in the morning and evening and afternoon/early evening is my best time. I think people are on all kinds of schedules and have a time of day when they feel least sick. Some people are best in the middle of the night.

    D.

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  11. I enjoyed this article. I particularly empathised with her simple life and simple diet. Seems like normal living is for other people.

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