What I miss about my life before ME/CFS

I am getting a pair of shoes ready to send to this year’s Millions Missing event. I have been asked to attach a tag with the following information; My name, how long I have been ill and what I’m missing. The ‘What I’m missing’ part got me thinking about the life I have left behind Read the full article…

The doubts and fears are creeping in

I’m very unsure of myself at the moment. Doubts are creeping in and I’m being over critical about everything I write and everything I post. When I’m like this I get so indecisive and I overthink everything. Do I sound patronising? Does it sound preachy? Do I sound whiny? Does anyone even care? Why wasn’t Read the full article…

The ME/CFS Community needs your help

The reason I started writing about my experiences was to raise awareness of invisible illnesses like ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, and to try to reach out to help others who are suffering like myself. I often feel I’m not doing enough to raise awareness, so today’s post is an attempt to rectify this. ME/CFS has the Read the full article…

Why does my husband stay when my chronic illness makes me such a burden?

I found this piece particularly difficult to write as it stirs up some very raw emotions and fears which, although I try my best to ignore, are a constant source of anxiety in my life. Everyone living with a chronic illness or mental illness, that impacts greatly on their life, and who has a partner, Read the full article…

Coping with suicidal thoughts

If you are thinking about suicide, you are not alone. Many people have thoughts of suicide, for a number of reasons. Thoughts of suicide can be very scary. You probably feel hurt, confused, overwhelmed and hopeless about your future. You may feel sadness, grief, anger, guilt, shame, or emptiness. You may think that nothing can Read the full article…