Living With ME: A Bad Day

Reading this back, I see that I mentioned going to the toilet a lot. The reason for this is that it was most of the activity I did on this day! Plus, one of my ME/CFS symptoms is a constant slightly-rough throat, which means I tend to drink a lot. 10.15  I wake up. It … Continue reading Living With ME: A Bad Day

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12 Things Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has Done To Me

One day perhaps I’ll be all mature and balanced, and write a post called “12 Things Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has Done For Me”. Today, however, I’m writing about what the experience of ME/CFS is like for me and the changes it has made in my life. 1  General fatigue  Then: I would walk three miles … Continue reading 12 Things Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has Done To Me

10 Ways You Can Help A Mentally Ill Friend

1. Listen To listen, with nothing more attached, is a powerful help. How often you do feel really listened to? Just let your friend talk. Make it clear they have your full attention: put your phone away, allow them to make eye contact with you, and give verbal and non-verbal feedback. Don’t be afraid of … Continue reading 10 Ways You Can Help A Mentally Ill Friend

It’s Okay To Not Forgive

“Forgive and forget” is a maxim that will be familiar to nearly everyone who has grown up in an English-speaking country. After all, the English-speaking countries are historically Christian and forgiveness is one of the central rules of Christianity. In fact, both Christianity and modern culture have a huge culture of forgiveness, and this is … Continue reading It’s Okay To Not Forgive

Why I Am Not Happy With My ME/CFS Diagnosis

Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with ME/CFS. It didn’t come as a surprise; it was obvious that that was what I had. Two members of my family have had it for a very long time, so I know most of what there is to know about it. And I was pretty upset. Which surprised … Continue reading Why I Am Not Happy With My ME/CFS Diagnosis