Silver Linings

I am a firm believer that more often than not, silver linings can be found on the edge of every dark grey cloud. I can’t make a blanket statement about how Every Cloud has a Silver Lining, but I do think there are there most of the time. I’ve spoken about this on M.E. myselfContinue reading “Silver Linings”

Severe M.E. Awareness Day

I rarely ask you or pester you directly to read my posts or to share my links. It’s not my style. But would you do it for me this time? I get that it’s a lot to ask. There is still a stigma surrounding those two letters M and E and you might not want toContinue reading “Severe M.E. Awareness Day”

The Dreaded Brown Envelope

Last week I received another DBE (dreaded brown envelope.) For those lucky enough to not know what this means, all correspondence from the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions) arrives through one’s letterbox in a brown envelope. The sight of them does something weird to me and my mum has taken to opening them forContinue reading “The Dreaded Brown Envelope”

The Final Countdown

As you may know by now I am having a charity tea party in ‘celebration’ of M.E. Awareness week. My closest friends and family are coming over for an afternoon of tea and cake on Sunday 11th May, now dubbed Blue Sunday. (The awareness colour for ME/CFS is blue.)  As I have made so manyContinue reading “The Final Countdown”

The External Effects

This isn’t a pity party or my attempt at fishing for compliments. I’d hope by now you’d know that’s not my way. This is merely the truth as I see it today.  The external impact of chronic illness is something I had not anticipated or even considered. In many ways I am more comfortable inContinue reading “The External Effects”