A Year of Growth – Week 14 – Day Dreamer

It’s funny isn’t it how we get fixated on whatever is big in our lives in the moment. The first thing I thought of when I read the title of this week’s post was my wedding. I’m at my wedding, and it’s day three and I’m still having fun. Still talking with my guests, still walking around unaided and still loving every minute…

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A Year of Growth – Week 13 – Initial Reaction

As I mentioned in week 12 I haven’t actually ever been officially diagnosed, which to be quite honest makes me feel like an outsider quite a lot of the time. There was however a day in which my GP and I decided that I fit the CFS/ME description and I can remember the initial reaction being some weird kind of mixture of hope, excitement and utter terror at what might lie ahead.

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A Year of Growth – Week 12 – Undiagnosed Life…

Truth is, I’m technically still undiagnosed. I gave up chasing a diagnosis a long time ago. I’d well and truly worked out that I had many of the symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and I had access to none of the resources to chase a diagnosis. I certainly didn’t have the money to be attending specialist appointments over and over.

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A Year of Growth – Week 9 – Reactions to Chronic Illness

Everyone reacts differently to every situation that life throws at them… and unless you’ve been there (which generally I’m hoping the people I come across haven’t) then it’s pretty hard to comprehend what’s going on. Here are a few of the reactions that I’ve had over the years – 

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