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Back-to-school time with Fibromyalgia & CFS

Monday 15 August 2011

From About.com's Adrienne Dellwo:

 

Apple and booksBack-to-School Time With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Adrienne Dellwo, About.com Guide
August 13, 2011

Back-to-school time is a mixed blessing for me, and I suspect for many other people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. I love having more time with my kids and not having to get up early every day, regardless of how late I got to sleep. However, I grow weary of hearing my kids bicker with each other all the time, and at this point I relish the though of 6.5 hours of quiet time every day!

That's just looking at it from a parent's perspective, though -- I know a lot of us are students themselves. We have many college students among us, and far more high schoolers and even middle schoolers than I can even think about without crying.

So whether you're a parent sending a sick child to school, or a student yourself, easing the strain of this time can start with proper planning. As always, much of it is about pacing, and another chunk is about thinking ahead about what special issues you might face.

I've put together a list of a few of those special issues that I hope will help you anticipate problems and find solutions:

At the end of the article you'll have an opportunity to tell us what has helped you or what you're trying to make this year better.

To get you through the shopping trip itself, browse through these articles for helpful information:

Are you a student with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome? Is your child struggling through school with these illnesses? Share your experiences by leaving a comment below!

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The above, with comments, originally appeared here.

 


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