Why I struggle in social situations

Yesterday we went to the annual friends' Christmas meal. It was the best attended yet and the addition of more children (babies) added to that number. It was great to see everyone and although I didn't get to speak to everyone it was great to catch up with those I did. Some we only see… Continue reading Why I struggle in social situations

Tiredness versus fatigue

Tiredness versus fatigue, what's the difference? Are they different? Well actually, yes, yes they are. Very different. When I tell people a bit about what CFS/ME is, some nod and ask questions. They may comment they they feel tired too at times not fully understanding that tiredness and fatigue are different. I've had conversations with… Continue reading Tiredness versus fatigue

Back to work and it’s been a struggle

After a 6 week summer holiday, I've had my first week back at work. Technically, I've had two teaching 'days' because Monday and Tuesday were INSET days - meetings and time to run around like a headless chicken trying to get all the new year admin sorted - and Wednesday we had year 7 and… Continue reading Back to work and it’s been a struggle

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