Saturday, 14 February 2015

Today I had a shower.
For the first time in months I managed to stand up the whole time and do my pre-illness shower routine without running out of energy. It might not sound like a very worthy subject for my first ever blog post but this is big news for me. It's pretty high on the 'achievements of 2015' list so far.

I have a chronic illness known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) It is a horrible condition that has completely turned my life upside down since I became ill in August 2014. I went from leading a super busy life to struggling to get out of bed in a matter of weeks and I am still largely housebound now.

The last six months have been a hideous blur of feeling really poorly all the time but it's not all doom and gloom - my condition is now stabilising and I have definable 'good' and 'bad' days.  Finally I am starting to have enough brain function to collect my thoughts and begin to come to terms with my new life with a chronic illness.

ME/CFS impacts on my life in every way imaginable. One of the most helpful ways I have found to deal with this is keep a daily journal which documents the ups and downs, life's little victories and how I'm feeling. I've decided to take the plunge and share something similar with you. 

This blog will follow the long and bumpy road of my recovery. ME/CFS is a chronic illness (lifelong) with no cure but many people are able to improve enough so they can lead a pretty much normal life. I have every faith that i'll get there eventually, just probably not as quickly as i'd like!   

Thanks for reading x

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