Just keep on plodding.

Well, my stomach finally seems to be healing. Between the trifecta of omeprazole, the probiotics and the digestive enzymes, as well as a carefully monitored diet, it should have all the help it needs to start setting itself to rights again. My body, on the other hand, has been left in a much worse state. […]

The tummy troubles are almost over

Ughhhh, hungryyyy. Welcome to Day 5 of Total Bed Rest. I’ve been living on the BRAT* diet for the past 5 days, excepting an unfortunate foray into the world of salad. *BRAT – bananas, rice, apples and toast. Mostly toast. I’m bored senseless. I’m an absolutely awful patient. Unless I’m so sick that all I […]

A Letter to My Stomach

Dear Stomach, We don’t seem to be getting along right now, do we? You’ve been kinda hurt-ey since February, and trying to get my attention with some small aches and pains and I wasn’t a very good owner, and I ignored you. I kept putting off going back to the doctor and getting more of […]

Giving my life a purpose

Masked: Self Portrait in Hospital, © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2010

Today is International ME/CFS Awareness Day. It’s a timely reminder of why I’m an artist, and why I do what I do. I don’t really know why other people choose art. I didn’t choose it because I wanted to say something, or had some vision to express (although those things are still true for me). […]

Miles ahead

Last week, January 14th happened and I missed it completely. I’m shocked, pleased, all manner of things. Mostly happy. It got lost in the flurry of finding my gorgeous new apartment and planning the move. Compared to 4 years ago, this is a miracle. What are you talking about, Sarah? January 14th, 2001 was the […]