I’ve found my inner Sloth

Scurry to the kitchen. Scurry upstairs. Scampering away getting jobs done. I’ve been over doing it and now I’ve been told to stop and ‘pace’, by the CFS Clinic. But stopping is so hard; I want to get jobs done while I’m well. Hmm, it got me thinking. Slowing down, taking lots of breaks and… Continue reading I’ve found my inner Sloth

25 Christmas gift ideas for people with chronic illness

It’s almost Christmas and I just love it. Especially the Christmas shop. The music, the decorations, the dressed-up staff, the food stalls and the crowds. The atmosphere is alive. It is very draining though. The pressure of what to buy, what colour, what size, the cost, rushing out of the cold, wet weather into boiling… Continue reading 25 Christmas gift ideas for people with chronic illness

Sponsored dog walk (4) -Helvellyn, part 2: We were prepared but we didn’t think this would actually happen.

Little did we know that we were going to be hit by icy cold showers and strong side winds. Oh wow, it turned bitterly cold. On went the hats and gloves, up went the hood and in poured the water…straight into my boots. Turns out my waterproof jacket wasn’t so waterproof either. I was soaked,… Continue reading Sponsored dog walk (4) -Helvellyn, part 2: We were prepared but we didn’t think this would actually happen.

Sponsored dog walk (4) – Helvellyn, part 1: We did it in what time?

The day had arrived! Forecast was a mix of showers and sun with a bitter -1 at the summit. After a short introduction to meet our fellow walkers, chat quickly turned to the weather and reassuringly everyone was well equipped with waterproofs, woollies, first aid kits, torches plus we had enough food to stay up… Continue reading Sponsored dog walk (4) – Helvellyn, part 1: We did it in what time?

Sponsored dog walk (3) – It was like a horror film

AP had work but rather than miss out, we squeezed in a final walk one afternoon. With a height of 1100ft and just under 7 miles, a loop over Loughrigg Fell was our next goal. I tried to rest as much as I could during that day. I spread out my meals, so I was… Continue reading Sponsored dog walk (3) – It was like a horror film

Sponsored dog walk (1) – How I trained with M.E/CFS

Over the past 3 years I’ve mostly walked on flat terrain while the dog plods slowly beside me. Occasionally I’ve managed longer walks with sit down breaks, but it comes with sacrificing a few days to recover. The chosen route up Helvellyn is 3600ft of ascending at a distance of 9.3 miles. That’s ten times… Continue reading Sponsored dog walk (1) – How I trained with M.E/CFS

Health update – CFS Clinic

Great news! I now have written diagnosis and I’ve been accepted into the CFS Clinic in Preston. Yay! Initially I was asked to describe my average day and given chance to ask any questions. Well, I had a world of questions bursting to come out and wondered how prepared the Nurse was for this flood… Continue reading Health update – CFS Clinic

The power of the Sunflower

I took the plunge and bought a Sunflower lanyard last week. I was against buying one initially. I mean, if I’m out and about it’s because I’m well enough to do what I need to do and then come home so who needs to know about my health? Well, then I had an awkward experience… Continue reading The power of the Sunflower

Lunchtime laugh – on a roll

Yesterday without telling each other, we stacked our toilet rolls differently so the other would see when they next went to the loo. My partner (btw i’m now calling him AP, I’m tired of writing “my partner” lol)…AP started it, he’s such a child lol. I don’t know, maybe it’s a ‘you had to be… Continue reading Lunchtime laugh – on a roll

Happy Anniversary …not!

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!