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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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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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Tweet of the Day

Since falling ill with ME, my symptoms have always been worst in a morning and though I wake around seven, it takes at least ninety minutes (sometimes two or three hours) for my symptoms to subside enough for me to … 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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Small Beginnings

Eleven years ago today I was sent home from college with a virus that would change my life forever. It was the second term of my second year of university. I was twenty years old and had just returned from … Continue reading

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A Very M.E. Christmas

I’ve mentioned before that special events like Christmas and birthdays can be particularly tough when you’re chronically ill. As the airwaves chime with Christmas songs, TV chefs cook festive feasts and Facebook newsfeeds fill with talk of nights out and … Continue reading

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I Know How You Feel

Journal Entry, 2007: As someone living with chronic illness, there are few things I hate more than that seemingly innocuous phrase “I know how you feel”. While experiencing minor illness such as coughs or colds, otherwise healthy friends have sometimes … Continue reading

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