Tag: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Walk

    Walk

    ************************ It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a comic, and that’s largely because, well … I’ve been asleep a lot. It’s just my usual Chronic Fatigue Syndrome fatigue (which comes and goes and will continue to come and go) and it’s actually lifted a lot over the last few weeks compared to how […]

  • Of Chronic Illness and Unicorns

    Of Chronic Illness and Unicorns

    Life is like riding on a magical flying unicorn. Getting a chronic illness is like that unicorn getting a puncture or losing an engine or something…

  • Impromptu, Not-Funny Thoughts About 2016, Life and Depression. Also Cats.

    Impromptu, Not-Funny Thoughts About 2016, Life and Depression. Also Cats.

    I have seen a lot of jokes and not-so-jokes about 2016 kicking humanity in the tender bits. It’s a bit weird for me because 2016 has been the best year of my life. (So far)…

  • Patreon, the future and feelings

    Patreon, the future and feelings

    Silence Killed the Dinosaurs started out as a whim. It continued as a way to help me cope through the worst of my chronic fatigue syndrome. Now I would like it to be a little more. I have been thinking about how to write this for a few weeks, and I have made a couple […]

  • I have a friend with an autoimmune disease, and I need your help.

    I have a friend with an autoimmune disease, and I need your help.

    I have a friend with an autoimmune disease. For anyone unfamiliar with how autoimmune diseases work and why having one sucks, it’s basically when all your white blood cells and other bits and pieces of your immune system are over-enthusiastic action-movie heroes who think ‘destroy everything’ is a mandatory step in the process of saving […]

  • “So, what do you do?”: An Apology

    “So, what do you do?”: An Apology

    My apology comes on two fronts. First, I’m sorry to people who ask me this question. You don’t really know me and you’re trying to maintain conversation through the inevitable lull. You pull out the old faithful “so, what do you do?” expecting a good fifteen minutes where you can just coast on me nattering about how being a vet or a lawyer or a real estate agent or whatever is just great and is really taking off for me right now and blah blah blah. You probably feel a bit good about yourself for offering me a hefty turn in the conversational spotlight. But it doesn’t go that way. Because I’m not a vet or a lawyer or a real estate agent. I’m not even a whatever…

  • A Quest to Emergency (Alternative Title: If this ever happens to me, I’m going to lie and say it was dragons)

    A Quest to Emergency (Alternative Title: If this ever happens to me, I’m going to lie and say it was dragons)

    Last week I got a call from my partner while he was at work. “I’m okay, but I’ve had an accident!” he said. My mind went straight to…

  • “Be Positive”: As helpful as the Microsoft Paperclip

    And who wants to be like the Microsoft paperclip? I have chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs). One day in March last year I came home from university placement feeling drowning-tired and crawled into bed expecting to sleep all weekend and be better by Monday. That was over a year ago, and I’m still waiting for that […]

  • The Importance of Basking in the Glory of Small Victories

    The Importance of Basking in the Glory of Small Victories

    Recently* a friend told me something surprising. Recently* a friend told me something surprising. It took me some time to soak this peculiar idea up. I am far too used to thinking of myself as the opposite, and so the idea that I might be considered ‘impressive’ was altogether too strange to be believed…

  • Scarves for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare

    Scarves for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare

    Call me invalid. I have had chronic fatigue syndrome for a little over six months now, so lately I haven’t been able to do a whole lot. Initially it wasn’t so bad. That is to say, it always sucked, but at first it was a fresh situation and it was easy to be optimistic. Less so now. Apologies about this. I’ve been trying not to sulk, but it’s becoming difficult…