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Easter Greetings and a Dawn Chorus.

I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish every one of my readers a very Happy Easter. My Easter began the same way it has for a couple of years now, with my getting up at stupid-o’clock in the … 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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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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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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