Living With ME: a video

In which I make a video for the first time and talk a little bit about how it feels, with really bad visual and audio (sorry). Also sorry about the lack of subtitles, it seemed really complicated to add them and I'm so tired. There is a transcript below though.   https://youtu.be/Z2aoW6NV2tg   Transcript 00:00 … Continue reading Living With ME: a video

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

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