This month marks 2 years since I was labelled with chronic fatigue. So, what’s changed?… Well, I still wake up every day feeling like I should be going to bed. I’m endlessly exhausted and weak. I constantly yawn and breathe heavy when I move about. On a morning my brain craves for stimulation, mainly internet… Continue reading Happy Anniversary …not!
When my energy runs out, the effect on my brain is immense. I refer to ‘my brain’ in third person as I feel this symptom is out of my control. My brain starts to error. I become restless. I try to relax but my brain searches for something to dig into: a Sudoku; a crime… Continue reading Tired but wired
I’ve been pretty wiped out this month. It took a full week of cleaning and tidying to prep for my mother’s 70th birthday. The family all had a great time, but it took its toll. It was then the dreaded ladies’ week and this time I just couldn’t get moving. My brain malfunctioned; I didn’t… Continue reading Health update
12 weeks felt like a long wait for results but when I lost weight in the first week, I proved to myself it’s doable. Psychology teaches ‘Goal Setting’ to keep focus. I used short-term, medium-term and long-term goals as stepping stones to my target. Here’s how: Firstly, losing 1-2 lbs each week is best. My… Continue reading How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 4 – keep going.
It turns out calorie counting isn’t that bad. I weigh all food as I go, calculate its calories using the nutritional information label and note it down. I soon learnt the calorie count for the common foods I ate and weighing became less and less. After that, here’s how I got started: I got my… Continue reading How I lost 1 stone without exercising – part 2, my tips and tricks.
I sit in silence; my brain kicks in How did I get here in life? Not going anywhere, not doing too much As my illness gives me strife My every day seems simple I sit, I read, I watch TV and sometimes like to write I don’t spend long out of the house For my… Continue reading A Day In The Life Of M.E – A Poem
It took 8 months (yes specifically 8, I checked the chat history) to plan and book a weekend away with friends. We all missed celebrating our 40th birthdays together during lockdown so it was well worth the wait, plus there were many deliberations among the 8 of us, and that kept us somewhat ‘entertained’ in… Continue reading 10 Things that made my weekend away more crazy and less hazy.
As soon as my partner told me we were going out for a meal with friends on Saturday night, I tried to stay calm. This is a good thing. Something to look forward to. Something I have been longing for. It was no good, my worrying mind dominated my thoughts. Since lockdown lifted, I had… Continue reading Letting Loose