************************My best friend Cyndi has Fibromyalgia but despite the fact that it's a disease that can be quite debilitating at times and it was partially responsible for her medical retirement from the police department she worked at, she still manages to lead a very productive life. Recently I've found another person who suffers not only from Fibromyalgia but several other autoimmunue diseases who also leads a very productive life.
Connie is the author of Brain Foggles (subtitled "Forgetting to Remember") and how on earth she does it with all that she has going on in her life is totally beyond me! She's a Christian wife and mom to Peanut (who wants to be a cowgirl for Halloween) as well as a mentor on the Disabled Online Users Association (DOUA), a supporter of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and a major Disney fanatic!
Recently Connie wrote a post entitled "What's For Dinner" and I found myself nodding along with it even though I don't have a husband to cook for because trying to figure out dinner is just such a chore most of the time. A lot of the things that I like, Amanda doesn't, and to be perfectly honest, I have just lost the enthusiasm for making meals that I used to have. One of her commenters, Omie, mentioned that she finds inspiration in the Food Network and that just so reminded me of Jen, my dispatch partner, who has become major obsessed with Paula Deen, Rachel Ray, and the whole crew over at The Food Network!
Connie has a very nice blog and even though it looks like it might be moving soon to another domain, I would suggest checking it out especially if you, or someone you know, suffers from a chronic illness. It's always encouraging to find someone who can take the burdens that life has given them and handle them with a sense of humor - much like my good friend Cyndi who I can't seem to talk into writing a blog for nothing! Barring that, though, I'm going to ship her over to read BrainFoggles - maybe she'll get inspired!