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31 Oct 13
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Photo (c) Megan S

Photo (c) Megan S

For those of you who don’t know me, let me introduce myself. I’m Megan, welcome to my blog!

I’m passionate about the environment and engaging the community in positive actions, as well as spending time with my family and friends. I love cooking, yoga and walking when I have the energy.

I’ve recently been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome / chronic pain (which several doctors have suggested may be Fibromyalgia) and pelvic congestion syndrome due to varicose veins on my uterus. As a result of these conditions I’m constantly in pain and have very little energy. This has resulted in me being unable to work for the last 6 months (in a job I love doing combining community engagement and sustainability) and being practically housebound most of the time due to symptoms.

Unfortunately none of the conditions I’ve been diagnosed with have any straightforward cures, so I’m now on a journey of discovering who I am with these conditions. This will mean experimenting to discover ways of reducing the symptoms and engage in activities I love without making them worse. I am hoping that along this journey I will not only find ways to engage in the activities I already know I love but find other ways to express myself creatively that may lead to a fulfilling life living with these condition.

This blog will be a way for my family and friends who I don’t get to see (and who are interested) to follow my progress.

I also hope this will help others who are going through a similar experience to find some new techniques or activities that may help them on their journey.

And so, I invite you to join me on this journey and I hope we can all discover something that will help make our lives more meaningful.

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  1. Jumping_Jenny_444 October 31, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Hi! Thank you for following my blog. 🙂 I see that we’re both on similar journeys. I’ve had fibromyalgia for about a year now and it’s definitely been quite the trip in regards to discovering more about myself, making modifications in my lifestyle, and learning ways to cope with the pain and fatigue. WordPress is a wonderful place to connect with like minded people, so I’m glad that you joined. Best wishes for your blogging journey and I look forward to reading your posts! 🙂

    • meganschartner October 31, 2013 at 1:10 am

      Thanks Jenn,
      I’m looking forward to the journey ahead and what it has in store for me. I’m hoping I get to the point where I can go back to work at some stage but I know right now my body is definitely telling me to rest!

  2. Jeyna Grace October 31, 2013 at 1:58 am

    All the best!

  3. tiredella October 31, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Love the song reference!

    • meganschartner October 31, 2013 at 7:44 am

      Thanks, it was the first thing that came to my mind. Part of my reason for starting.this blog is to have somewhere to get my thoughts straight while I try to find the “new me” who can live a reasonably normal life with chronic illness.

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