In October 2012 I started my blog M.E. myself and I to help my loved ones understand the complexities of the invisible illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. It also became the place where I could offload and talk about my new life in the slow lane after becoming so ill so suddenly in September 2010.
It quickly became a source of support for others with the condition who shared my posts with their own friends and family to try to help them understand the realities of this illness. It is an honour that sharing my journey has meant others use my words to speak for them. It has connected me with people who have become firm online friends, some of whom I have been lucky enough to meet in Real Life.
My little blog posts are read in countries all over the world and have been translated into other languages. This is still something that I can’t quite believe!
The majority of blog posts are written over the course of a few days or weeks.
In the switch being host sites a few years ago, some posts were not updated to have the same font and format as newer posts. Apologies for any inconsistency, and any spelling and grammar mistakes.