Chronic Illness & Boredom – The Real Groundhog Day

Each month a fellow blogger (A Chronic Voice) hosts a ‘Link-up party’. It is a monthly get-together for anyone with a chronic illness. An opportunity to share, to listen, and to learn from one another. It’s a great way to provide insight into life with chronic illness, from many different points of view. A Chronic Read the full article…

Doctor with M.E.: My Journey with “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” – Book review

I have just finished reading the book “Doctor with M.E.: My Journey with “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” by Dr. K N Hng. I believe it’s an important book that has the potential to educate many about the reality of living with ME/CFS. It’s an honest account of life with ME/CFS by a doctor who developed the Read the full article…

Why are we so quick to judge ME/CFS recovery stories?

As a community we are very good at supporting each other especially when one of our own is having a particularly bad time with their health. But one thing I’ve noticed, that I find disheartening, is that we don’t give people a safe platform to be open when their symptoms improve. People seem scared to Read the full article…

Three ME patients reveal the accusations they have endured

Foreword: Jennifer Chittick who featured in this article with me, sadly died on the 21st May 2019, two days before it was published. I’m always so shocked and saddened when I hear about another loss to ME, but this one has hit home more than others. Jennifer achieved so much for the ME community, campaigning, Read the full article…

Disabled Women Denied Access to Cervical Cancer Screening

The following article was written by Helena Vesty and was published in the Independent online on the 23rd May 2019. Please click here to read the original article. I’ve never had a smear test because my surgery doesn’t have a hoist for disabled people – yet I keep getting letters saying I’m risking my life Read the full article…