This may be the dumbest analogy you've ever read but it dawned on me today that managing recovery from a long-term illness is like handling a child's diet... Bear with me... My 4-year-old does not like vegetables - which 4 year old does? - and trying to get them into her diet is torturous for … Continue reading Dumb analogies
Two days ago I saw a new GP from the integrative (read open minded) group. Only because my other doctor was transferred interstate, however I was glad to have someone new to look over my history, and the result made it clear that it is worth seeking second/third/fourth opinions - if you're not satisfied with … Continue reading It is worth pushing on…
Today I didn't leave the house, except a few short steps to the bin or to water some pot plants. The whole day I achieved the following: (not in order) Made pancakes for breakfast, researched the history of the Internet for a writing assignment, completed the writing assignment, looked after a poorly child, confirmed a … Continue reading PJ livin’
I've been putting off writing this entry, since I returned from the naturopath. I've had to take some time to consider the news and advice, undertaken some research and yes it seems true, I have been poisoned by arsenic. Not in a 'It was Mr Jones, in the Library with a hammer' kind of way, … Continue reading Poison
Have you ever tried to stuff a bean bag into a small space? If you have, you'll know how silly and challenging it is at the same time, like 10 clowns getting out of a mini, but the other way round and much harder. I've got a brown vinyl bean bag (1 of 2) at … Continue reading Bean Bag Theory
Last night on TV I stumbled across the movie The Matrix. I used to love everything about this film and I'm amazed it's over 15 years old now. The Matrix influenced and change the way action films have been made since then and what I loved about it and had forgotten about it was its … Continue reading There is no spoon
This week I've been so much worse health-wise and I'm looking for a reason, because I don't want to answer to be, this is how it goes. So here are some perfectly reasonable and realistic sounding reasons for why I feel worse this week: * I went to Melbourne for a 24 hour party in … Continue reading I’ve got 99 reasons, but a cure ‘aint one.
After a pain in my right side and a poor appetite all week I am now the proud owner of some apple cider vinegar as recommended by my naturopath. Things I have bought recently that I never would have before: Apple cider vinegar (with the 'Mother'!), goji berries, chia seeds, sesame seeds, pepitas, organic flour, … Continue reading Things I never would have bought…
...and I don't know what's changed in my body. I know a lot has changed in my life and its limitations. Getting out of bed is still hard, and when I say hard that means I lie there for a while gathering the strength to sit up and when I do it's often more a … Continue reading 7 months in
It's hard to strike the right balance when you're feeling ill, between finding understanding and getting mis-informed. Since talking to the specialist, I have become wedded to the idea that I have glandular fever and Parvovirus. It's easier to understand but I also know that it's speculation with an educated guess. Looking on a local ME/CFS … Continue reading A support group that makes you feel worse?