Category Archives: ME, CFS

Big Balls

No – I am not being rude, but I had the funniest one-to-one Pilates class last week…my first encounter with a session including a big exercise ball. Until six months ago I was walking with a stick and was diagnosed … Continue reading

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Letting go for dVerse Poets

At last I have a moment to respond to the dVerse prompt once more. Letting go for me is tough the battle with my tendency to be in control has left its mark on my health. As Claudia says in … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards in true, poetic rhythm

Looking back I realise that 2011 was the year I became a poet. I’d been writing poetry for years before, but 2011 was the year I began to believe. Now, if asked, it is what I say I am – … Continue reading

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I’m late, I’m late…

I seem to be taking life at a trot these days, not my usual stroll and amble. I think this is good, though it may catch up with me. CFS does not take kindly to increased pace! Friday night’s Toe … Continue reading

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Too Stubborn for my Own Good

I really thought the ME had zapped the migraines. In the last six years, the time I have had  ME,  I certainly have not been plagued by them until recently. In the last few weeks I have had five, three … Continue reading

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Take a repetitive task…

This week’s exercise for one of the writing groups I attend is to take a repetitive but rhythmic task and make it into poetry…my list of repetitive tasks so far is less than inspiring: hoovering the floor mowing the lawn, … Continue reading

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Happy 24th February -because it feels like spring

It’s happened again and what’s more, I noticed. Like many other bloggers, diarists and commentators on life, I want to mark the day. Today is the day that I noticed that Spring is on its way. The sun is so … Continue reading

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