Tag Archives: ME

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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It’s official!

For once I have progressed beyond the short list stage and am now, officially, a BT Olympic Storyteller. Now all I need to do is discover what this really entails. At best I would have a free ‘press’ pass to all … 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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Twiddles and Tweets

I have found that it is entirely possible to spend the whole day fiddling with blogs and tweets and facebook walls. Linking them and making them look pretty is a consuming pastime but I need to remember the reason I … Continue reading

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Throat lozenges and good friends

Throat Lozenges and Good Friends It had to happen. One of the great tools in dealing with ME, and one it has taken me five years to understand, is the need for balance. An easy enough principle you’d think, but … Continue reading

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