Helping women with chronic illnesses

Blog Giveaway 3

It is time for Blog Giveaway 3:


Rosalind Joffe, author of Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease: Keep Working Girlfriend!, kindly donated a copy of this book to be used for a blog giveaway here. You can learn more about Rosalind Joffe’s chronic illness coaching at her site:

Rosalind Joffe

I think it’s worth mentioning that back in March (Endometriosis Awareness Month), when I set up the #endo hashtag on twitter for endometriosis messages, Rosalind Joffe noticed our #endo tweets and started aggressively retweeting them in support of the endometriosis cause. No one asked her to do this. She just saw a good cause and jumped in to help. I know how grateful I was when she did so! She still retweets endometriosis messages on twitter. Rosalind Joffe has been very supportive of the endometriosis cause!

You can follow her on twitter here: @WorkWithIllness

The rules to enter this contest are simple. Just like the last contest, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. In it, please state something you like about this blog.

That’s it! You may comment more than once if you wish. Since the winner will be picked at random out of the comments made, the more times you enter (comment), the greater your odds of winning.

Due to the costs involved with shipping, you are eligible for this contest if you have a U.S. shipping address.

I will be picking a comment at random from those made by 9:30 pm on Monday, June 22nd. The winner will be announced by the next morning.

One last thing (and this applies to all posts on this blog)… Please don’t forget that there is a “Tweet This” option at the end of each post. I would really appreciate any twitter messages you can send out regarding my new blog. Thank you!

Good luck!

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1 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 8:13 pm }

I would be honored to win this book. I have conversed with Rosalind on Twitter and enjoy her wonderfully informational tweets about working (or trying to work) with a chronic illness very valuable. As someone who just graduated college and is entering a full-time workforce and suffers from several chronic illnesses, this book would be a very useful tool for me. I could really use her sage advice.

Anyone who wins this, Jeanne, would be wise to read it and try to listen to her advice (assuming they come to read your blog because they have a chronic illness. Autoimmune illness sufferer or not, any chronic illness sufferer entering the workforce – or already in the workforce, needs to know their rights and how to best handle working with their illness.

OOOOOOH I hope I win this book!!!

Endochick’s last blog post..@cafepress makes me happy

2 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 8:16 pm }

I forget to mention – but you didn’t – how helpful she was in March to help spread out #endo and my “March Blogging Madness for Endometriosis Awareness.” It was very nice of her to donate this book for your blog giveaway, and her time then to help us.

Endochick’s last blog post..@cafepress makes me happy

3 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 10:47 pm }


Rosalind Joffe is one of those friendly faces I look forward to seeing on twitter. She always has something positive, productive, or professional to say.

Yes, it’s very important for chronically ill workers to know their rights.

Good luck!


4 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 10:50 pm }


Yes, she did help us spread your slogan around in March. Good point!

She really has been amazingly supportive. Also, if you pay attention to her movements on twitter… she is incredibly supportive like this for so many causes. 🙂


5 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 11:05 pm }

She’s a trooper for any cause! A wonderful woman to know. Twitter is a powerful tool for making connections. 🙂

Endochick’s last blog post..@cafepress makes me happy

6 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 11:24 pm }


Yes, she’s wonderful. It certainly is.


P.S. Don’t be shy, girl. Keep entering. It’ll increase your odds of winning. 🙂

7 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 11:33 pm }

What? …. That’s… not… what… I’m… doing… lol *hides under her blanket*

Endochick’s last blog post..@cafepress makes me happy

8 Jenni Saake - InfertilityMomNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 11:42 pm }

Wow, this one sounds very interesting! I also just started following the author on Twitter thanks to your post. 🙂

Jenni Saake – InfertilityMom’s last blog post..Ever Still Feel Infertile?

9 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 11:43 pm }


You’re too funny. Haha. 🙂

Seriously, at the rate you’re going, you’ll have it locked in. Don’t be shy. You’re operating within the contest rules.


10 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.17.09 at 11:48 pm }

Hi Jenni,

Yeah, Rosalind is great. 🙂 Definitely a great person to follow on twitter. 🙂


11 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 2:05 am }

I have to keep my name in this pot – and hi to the new person *waves*. See I have a reason for being here other than leaving just another entry. 🙂

Endochick’s last blog post..@cafepress makes me happy

12 Julie marshall..endo suffererNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 9:16 am }

This book sounds great!!! I love reading all this info on chronic illness.I am so glad i found this blog,,,when you have a bad day or wk and read that there are other sufferers like yourself its a tremendous help to know that your not alone.
Well done Jeanne for all your valuable info and support..
Love the new blog layout!!

13 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 9:22 am }


You’re cracking me up.


14 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 9:25 am }


I’m glad the book sounds good to you! I’m glad you found the blog too. It is tremendously important to network with fellow patients who “get it”. It really does make patients feel less alone when they hear others’ stories. Thank you for the kind works! I’m glad you like the new blog layout. 🙂

Take care!


15 JeannetteNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 10:27 am }

Rosalind is awesome, just love her. I would love to win this giveaway! Although, I am not terribly lucky…

Actually, I’m just checking in on you Jeanne. I hope you are feeling better, I’ve been worried. Try not to over do it- although, I have absolutely no right to say that…I had a great day yesterday-my pain was almost nil-of course I stupidly over did it and today I have a 500% increase in pain..simply horrid! Why oh why do we do that to ourselves when we know full well we will pay for it? I don’t think I’ll ever figure that one out…

Anyhow, drop me a line, let me know how you are.
Take care,
Jeannette ((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))XXX

Jeannette’s last blog post.."IN SICKNESS & IN HEALTH"…OR JUST IN SICKNESS?

16 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 10:59 am }

Hi Julie Marshall! Isn’t Jeanne’s new blog awesome??!!!??!!!?

Endochick’s last blog post..New Endocrinologist & Central Diabetes Insipidus

17 Debby BruckNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 1:25 pm }

Hi Jeanne – Loving your new website. So EASY to post a comment now! Cool activities and education going on here. Hoping you are finding time for rest and relaxation.

Love and hugs

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18 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 2:07 pm }


Thanks for stopping by! I’m still not feeling well but I’m taking it slow and just hoping it will pass… whatever it is. All I know is I have been feeling really lousy but it’s not quite the same as any of my usual types of lousy. So I’ve been playing detective trying to determine what is going on.

What you described about overdoing when you felt well yesterday and paying a steep price for it today is VERY common. Every chronically ill patient I know does does at some point. I think it’s human nature to want to do what we can when we are able… For those of us who are used to not being able to do certain things most of the time, if an opportunity presents itself to do one of those activities that’s normally off-limits, it’s hard to resist the temptation to do it.

So don’t beat yourself up about it because I think we all do it. At the same time, make a mental note of how you’re feeling now so that next time maybe you can hold back a little and not have to pay such a penalty the next day.

OK. I am dropping you a line right now. 🙂 I am not feeling great but I’m hanging in there.

Take care,


19 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 2:10 pm }

I like this blog because my friend Jeanne writes it.

Jannie Funster’s last blog post..i winned! i winned!!

20 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 2:17 pm }


Awww. Thank you Jannie. You’re sweet. 🙂


21 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 2:19 pm }


You are too funny. That is nice of you to welcome my Facebook friend Julie to the fold. This was her first time commenting on the blog. Hopefully she’ll come back to see us real soon. 🙂

Thank you!


22 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 2:28 pm }


I’m glad you like my new site. Things are hopping… that’s for sure. 🙂

I am doing my best to lay low. I have not been feeling very well this week but I’m scaling back my activities accordingly.

Sending positive energy your way…


23 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.18.09 at 2:36 pm }

Jeanne, you should try and take a few days and walk away from that computer and just chill. Take some time for yourself. Heal and unwind. It would do your body and mind some good. But make it next week – I’ll be back at full-force schedule wise and can help hold down he fort some more. lol

Endochick’s last blog post..New Endocrinologist & Central Diabetes Insipidus

24 perpetualspiralNo Gravatar { 06.19.09 at 4:20 am }

I also follow Rosalind on Twitter and am very excited to see her book! It looks like a wonderful read 🙂 Jeanne, I love your blog because it is for everyone with Chronic Illness, and you work so hard on it. It really deserves to be on everyone’s follow list! I’ve had a hard time keeping up with so many blogs, but this is one I put at the top of my reading list 🙂

25 JulieNo Gravatar { 06.19.09 at 7:45 am }


Hi yes indeed jeanne’s blog is fantastic!!!!!
Hope you are well?


26 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.19.09 at 4:20 pm }


You’re too funny. I appreciate the idea. I’m still in the process of launching a blog here. I worked on it for months and I’m only about halfway through the launch giveaways. This is one time I definitely need to keep moving! I am happy to hear you’ll be back full force, though. Feel free to give that #endo panel on twitter some attention. I have been neglecting it because I have been busy with so many other things. Don’t worry. I’m fitting rest in where I can.
I’m glad you like the book giveaway. Rosalind Joffe is a great buddy to have on twitter, huh? I’m glad you like my blog. Since I have firsthand experience with so many different conditions, I try to give information on a variety of illnesses. Sometimes I end up stumping for causes for conditions that I don’t have simply because I meet people who are passionate about their causes, as you are for ME/CFS, and then we support each other’s causes. It’s a win-win. I have a very difficult time keeping up with the huge number of wonderful blogs there are myself. Thank you!
Look at you! You are back to comment again! YAY! I’m liking it. I knew we could get you liking making blog comments. Facebook is OK. Don’t get me wrong… but blogs are fun too! 🙂

I’m glad you like the blog. Plus, you get to meet people who aren’t on Facebook here… like Endochick! Trust me… you don’t want to miss out on interacting with Endochick. She rocks! Thanks for stopping by again. I’m hoping you’re developing a habit. 🙂


27 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.19.09 at 8:12 pm }

I’m enjoying these blog giveaways of yours, Jeanne. They make things interesting. It looks like I’ll be reviewing more stuff over at my blog – how I got into this, I have NO clue. But I’m loving it! 🙂 Can’t complain, right? lol

Endochick’s last blog post..New Endocrinologist & Central Diabetes Insipidus

28 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.19.09 at 11:41 pm }


Glad you like the giveaways. I figured it might make for a nicer blog launch to have prizes. I am very fortunate so many generous people agreed to donate prizes! I never did get a chance to ask you how you got into writing reviews. All of a sudden there was a movie review on your blog one day and I haven’t had a chance to ask you how that came to be. I’m glad you are enjoying it! 🙂


29 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.20.09 at 12:22 am }

Reviews = Twitter. Tweeted that I was thinking writing a screenplay. Suddenly all these independent film screenwriters and movie people start following me. Cool. Then one day one of them asks if I’ll review their film on my blog. Sure. They sent me the movie and the rest is history. Going to be doing it for some memory product here soon, as well. Don’t know much about it so I’m interested. It’s the social media buzz!

Endochick’s last blog post..New Endocrinologist & Central Diabetes Insipidus

30 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.20.09 at 12:29 am }


Wow… cool! Twitter is just amazing, isn’t it? I’ve had people outside the blogging community/offline say things against twitter without ever really trying it or giving it a chance… and I’ve tried to explain to them that, like anything, it can be used for good purposes or bad. I’ve seen both faces of twitter. I try to focus on the positive side, the ability to use twitter as a tool for good. I love twitter.

That’s great! Networking is a good thing.


31 YayaNo Gravatar { 06.20.09 at 1:58 pm }

What do I like about your blog?? I love it because it’s informative and educational (and a zillion other reasons you already know, right? 😉

Yaya’s last blog post..Friday Fragments/Focus Friday

32 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.20.09 at 8:59 pm }


Thank you. You’re funny.


33 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.21.09 at 8:54 am }

Another thing I like about Jeanne’s new blog – it just looks clean and fresh. And so organized! Go Jeanne!!!

Endochick’s last blog post..New Endocrinologist & Central Diabetes Insipidus

34 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.21.09 at 9:12 am }




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