Needing To Escape

I am a homebody by nature and for me, there is nothing like being in your own quiet oasis. When you have a chronic illness the feeling of choosing to be in your home isn't always there. You can end up with cabin fever, even if it takes months to build up. What do you … Continue reading Needing To Escape

See Me Before M.E

"Don't forget, I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." When I watched Notting Hill for the first time, the quote above didn't really impact me. It started to resonate when I got ill. I wanted to have that moment where I became just a girl looking for … Continue reading See Me Before M.E

Starting Closer To Home

Looking closer to home when you are dreaming from your bed of the far of lands David Attenburgh has described might be the most anti-climatic symbolism you could muster. Home can become your prison, as awful as it sounds. You know each of the four walls of a room intimately to the texture of the … Continue reading Starting Closer To Home

I Hated Exercise And Now I Miss It

If anyone has run when they are out of shape, you must know the physical sensations of that exertion. Your lungs feel on fire, you get a stitch in your side that stabs with every movement and breathing is an impossible task. Your legs are leaden and you feel every impact on the ground through … Continue reading I Hated Exercise And Now I Miss It

Stuck In The Middle With You

Hello! How is life? I feel like I have so much to catch up on and tell you about my holiday by the sea, in the sunshine. Like the life of M.E/CFS is, it was a mixed bag but a fabulous holiday with my family. I have so many pretty pictures to share and a … Continue reading Stuck In The Middle With You

13 Weird Things That Came With M.E/CFS

We talk a lot about symptoms etc when talking about chronic illness, rarely do we talk about the 'quirks' strange things that can happen since being ill. I thought of five straight away but found more as a typed so here are some of the weird things that came with ME. DISCLAIMER - I am … Continue reading 13 Weird Things That Came With M.E/CFS

Can You See ME? – Day In Life Of Me with ME

I know on here I talk about ME/CFS a lot and the impact it has on the individuals that have it and the wider circle of their friends and family. But today I want to give an honest account of a big events day typical in the life of ME. It's ME Awareness Week and … Continue reading Can You See ME? – Day In Life Of Me with ME

The Realisation In The Mirror

I"m going to tell you a story about a girl who happens to have a Hen Party to attend. This girl is hesitant about the whole night she is shy and low on energy. She doesn't know what to wear as most of her clothing could be described as 'classic' or 'conservative'. Not exactly a … Continue reading The Realisation In The Mirror

Pebbles, Mistakes And Growth

I am like any other human and I can focus on my past mistakes. I've made some massive ones in my lifetime. I am not the best person of letting go of the choices I made and the regret that followed it. I simply take a long time to get over the hurts in my … Continue reading Pebbles, Mistakes And Growth

Blurry Reality

Recently I had a moment when my reality which is my normal suddenly doesn't match up to the world's reality. If you've ever been to the opticians, there's typically a machine that takes a rough prescription of your eyes. It has a picture you look at, and it goes in and out of focus to … Continue reading Blurry Reality