Another birthday, another year lost to ME/CFS

I turned 44 this week and my birthday has thrown up a whole mix of emotions. It’s a brutal reminder that I have lost yet another year to ME/CFS. I live with a severe form of ME/CFS. I’m housebound, virtually bedbound, and my life is greatly restricted due to this debilitating disease. The forced isolation Read the full article…

Challenging insensitive comments and “who has it worse” competitions

“Life is not a competition. Life is about helping and inspiring others so we can each reach our potential.” Does anyone else feel like they have to bite their tongue a lot? Do you hide a lot of what you are feeling because confrontations are exhausting? I seem to spend so much time suppressing my Read the full article…

A migraine is not just a bad headache

I have suffered from migraines since my late teens. Mine are hormonal and they were first triggered when I started taking the combined contraceptive pill. Oestrogen is my arch enemy. At their worst, I suffer debilitating migraines for two weeks out of my four week menstrual cycle. A migraine can feel like a living hell, Read the full article…