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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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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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Disabled People Can Do Anything

This July and August have been a summer of sport in the UK, with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow followed by the European Athletics Championships in Swansea. The Glasgow games in particular received a lot of media coverage and a … Continue reading

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Learning to Live with Chronic Illness.

In the early years of my illness, I searched desperately for a cure. After diagnosis, I was told by a doctor (who knew less about my illness than the little that I did) that I could expect to recover within … Continue reading

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Not the post it was meant to be…

This week, I had intended to post an article about the impact of the coalition government’s controversial welfare reforms (an issue I know is very important to many readers of this blog). For various reasons, however, (not least the amount … Continue reading

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The Box under My Bed: an Unashamed Plug for Post Pals

I keep a box under my bed. It is a bright pink shoebox with a white lid. It contains, not shoes but letters; dozens of them, from people I have never met. When I was diagnosed with ME in my … Continue reading

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