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A name for it

A name for it

So, an update, following on from the last post. As always, about health. Last week I finally got the diagnosis—I have chronic fatigue syndrome (officially referred to as ME/CFS; read why). People have asked me how I feel about this and I don't really feel anything...

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Grateful, despite…

Grateful, despite…

I do intend to post here when things are good, so it isn't just is one long litany of woe. Then I forget. Apologies. But in terms of keeping track of how I am, it's useful for me to document and it might be useful for you if you care to know. Totally understand if you...

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Spirals and millstones

Spirals and millstones

I was chatting to a dear old friend the other day about long term illness. He has a chronic illness and also experienced a period of acute burnout a few years ago. He said "I noticed that every time I said 'I think I've turned a corner' when someone asked me how I...

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well that sucks

well that sucks

Silly me. When I got income protection insurance through my super, of course, I told them I had been treated for mental health issues and was on medication. Because I am an honest person and it was the truth and you get in trouble for not telling insurers about things...

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normal life

normal life

Something I've found hard to come to terms with about this illness is when life goes back to some sort of routine. The rhythm of the week settles. The medication is doing what it does. The acute dramatic awfulness has subsided. The depression is still there, and I'm...

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potato potato

potato potato

I posted this on my Insta stories the other day. A friend asked me how I was. I said I felt like a potato. Just kind of bland, heavy and inert. She thought for a moment, then said, "Potatoes have nutritional value. And they are delicious any way you cook them....

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Other things I do!

I am passionate about gratitude and I write about it at Everyday Gratitude. I also have produced some nice things to help you get into gratitude, which you can buy here.

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