Welcome to my blog! I've just been diagnosed with CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). Whether you're a fellow suffer, know someone who suffers from this or would simply like to know more, please feel free to read my posts. I hope that you find this blog informative.
The week so far has been a bit 'blah'. That's a technical term meaning that I don't quite know how I'm going to feel from one hour to the next but generally speaking I'm not feeling great. I've been sleeping so well but that isn't shifting the groginess in the morning or the general lethargy,… Continue reading It’s a ‘blah’ kinda time
Photo by Steve Johnson on Pexels.com Waiting. Patience. They're pretty hard things to do and be when there is only so much influence you have to push a process along. It's when you're the one turning the clogs to get even the initial stages completed that your patience is tested. What am I referring to?… Continue reading Be proactive!
Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com Normal. A word that has both positive and negative connotations depending on the context in which it is uttered; tone of voice, inflections of the word, the choice of words used in that utterance, the theme of the conversation... So when people say to you ' I hope you… Continue reading What is ‘normal’ when you have a chronic illness?
Sunday was CFS/ME awareness day. I meant to write this then but didn't quite get round to it. I knew it was coming up but only remembered because I was scrolling through the BBC news app and very near the bottom was an article written by a young journalist in her early twenties who has… Continue reading CFS/ME awareness day
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush on Pexels.com In all the literature I have read, theyk9 emphasise the importance of a bedtime routine. The importance of winding down the same way each night to let your body know that it’s time for bed. This could be by having a bath or reading a book. They all agree… Continue reading Routines are important
We went away at the weekend to visit a friend I've known for 13 years (wow, that's a long time!) I felt really good on the Saturday afternoon and evening, even after a 2 hour adventure in some woods where we ended up scrambling up a hill to reach the path. Then later we were… Continue reading Sometimes you have to admit defeat for the greater good
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com For the last 2 months I have been working with a personal trainer. The reason I started these weekly sessions is because I had read in multiple books the benefits of strength training in helping you recover from CFS/ME. There is research that proves GET (Graduated Exercise Training/Therapy) aids recovery… Continue reading How strength training and nutrition helps me