Hello!

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.

Travelling in humid countries with CFS/ME

I could watch them all day! Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo In April we spent a week in Jamaica which has a very hot climate but it's dry. As a result of this holiday, I knew that heat coupled with no stress helps reduce my symptoms significantly. Yet before our recent trip to Borneo, I… Continue reading Travelling in humid countries with CFS/ME

When you can’t take part, however much you want to

I'm currently sitting at breakfast with a view of Mount Kinabalu in Kinabalu National Park, Borneo, Sabah region. It's slightly cloudy but going to be warm until it no doubt rains later this afternoon at some point. Torrential rain. The weather is very unpredictable here. We booked this trip just before I got my diagnosis… Continue reading When you can’t take part, however much you want to

What is ‘normal’ when you have a chronic illness?

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?