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This is ME/CFS

I don’t know if it is because Thor is away and I am feeling the entirety of my dependency, or if it is because it has been a year and there has been no discernible improvement, but I am struggling at present to keep depression at bay. 1,752 more words

Living With Chronic Illness

Allow me to (re)introduce myself

It has been two years since I first decided to turn my life around and start writing about my journey. Looking back now, I can honestly, (and proudly), say that I am not the same person that I was two years ago. 542 more words


Day 863: I haven't got time for ... 

One benefit of living one’s entire life with a chronic, eventually fatal condition (which we all have, if you think about it):

It can focus you wonderfully on what’s important in the moment. 232 more words

Personal Growth

Day 858: A dozen ways to melt away your stress

Yesterday, I saw a sign.

I recognize that melting away my stress is extremely important, because

  • I’m recovering from an operation I had earlier this week,
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Personal Growth


My mother’s feet scream with the agony
of her miserable condition,
underlying the disease that eats at her.
My feet, uncallused paddles,
slightly bent and fallen, 223 more words


Life is messy

I watched the most wonderful drama on TV last night.  It was the true story of Lisa Lynch, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28.  821 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Weekly roundup

I’m not quite sure where this week has gone – it’s zipped by like a gnat on skates and I don’t seem to have achieved much.  619 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder