I hadn’t planned on writing another of these this week, but the last seven days have been a bit tough, so it seems even more important to focus on the good things. 1 Pets. I think animals can sense sometimes when you’re struggling and need cheering up. My boyfriend’s dogs both jumped up on the…… Continue reading 7 things that made me happy this week #2
It can be easy to focus on the negatives of chronic illness, so I share the things that have brought a smile to my face lately.
Recently, someone asked me to tell them about myself. I drew a blank. My usual stock reply and list of hobbies and interests that I’ve reeled off before don’t fit with the me of today and saying them sometimes feels like I’m desperately holding on to an old version of myself. I don’t know the…… Continue reading ME, myself and I: finding my identity amidst chronic illness
Brain fog is probably one of my most common symptoms. The term itself gives a fairly good idea of what it is and how it affects you, but everyone is different and my brain fog has definitely changed over time. The ME Association characterises brain fog/cognitive dysfunction as: “Problems with short-term memory and working memory…… Continue reading What does brain fog feel like?
It’s been so long since my first post. Despite my initial enthusiasm after setting up this blog, I couldn’t find the energy to write. My physical symptoms worsened and writing about ME became the last thing I wanted to do. It’s January now, and I am still far from well, but a glimmer of enthusiasm…… Continue reading Re-starting
I’ve been putting off writing about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for a very long time. I’ve always wanted to be a writer and when I was first diagnosed at the age of 13, I remember my Mum saying that I could turn my experiences into a book – take something negative and turn it into a…… Continue reading Writing about CFS