Category Archives: Hidden Disability

Intellect and M.E.

I have mentioned before that one of the most pervasive symptoms of my chronic illness is a form of cognitive dysfunction that makes it difficult to concentrate for sustained periods of time. Of all the neurological, immunological and metabolic symptoms, … Continue reading

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Kites, Company and a very Quick Catch-up

Apologies to my regular readers for having neglected the blog for so long. Around the time I would normally have been working on a new blog post, my parents (who live overseas) came back to the UK for their summer … Continue reading

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May 12th: International M.E. Awareness Day

This week is International M.E. Awareness Week, chosen to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale who is thought to have suffered from M.E. during the last years of her life. It is also the Awareness Week for Fibromyalgia/FMS and … Continue reading

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‘Play in the Park’ Revisited.

Last week I went to the park, almost two years since the original post from which this one takes its name. My latest trip was by no means the only time I’ve returned to the park since that first momentous visit, … Continue reading

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A Brief Reprieve from the Dreaded Brown Envelope

This morning, as I made my way to the bathroom, I spotted an A5 brown envelope sitting on the door mat. My heart dropped like lead inside me and I didn’t need to see the Belfast postmark to know exactly … Continue reading

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The Night Before Christmas

It’s been a quiet week for me this week as I rest in preparation for Christmas. I can’t afford to do too much in the days leading up to Christmas if I want to be well enough to have Christmas … Continue reading

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Lo-Tech, Hi-Dependence

When it comes to modern communications, I am the least hi-tech person I know. I don’t own a smart phone or a tablet. I make all my phone calls on a landline and don’t even have wireless internet, relying on … Continue reading

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