Tag Archives | M.E.

Not right now

I was going to write a (slightly overdue) supercool Blogoversary post. But I can’t do that right now.   At some point I shall probably write about my experience this week of being rushed to A and E (Emergency Room) in a cool ambulance while they tried to work out if I was having a […]

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Boots

Flicktone, on Flickr”> I scroll endlessly between the two options: dark green or dark grey? Which pair of boots will be better? (I really wanted patent black, but they didn’t have it). Grey will do. Grey will be good. It will be better than patent black, really. It will be more wearable.   Do I […]

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Paul, Prison and Paralympics

“…And then a light clicked on for me. I thought of the chains of my disability. I thought of Paul, imprisoned in his house, unable to preach the gospel openly. I thought of his goal to go to the far nations, to preach where the gospel had not gone before. I thought of his love […]

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The day that changed my life

  I was seventeen, and alone, crying uncontrollably in the corridor. And I went to my French lesson anyway.   *******   It was the end of form period and the bell had just rung for the final lesson of the day. “Tanya, could you stay behind for a moment?” my form tutor asked.   […]

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100K – M.E. Awareness

I wanted to end this week of M.E. Awareness by asking you to do me a favour. Please do one of these three things below to help M.E. sufferers like me. They all involve a key number: 100,000.   1. GIVE £100K is the amount needed to open an M.E. Centre of Excellence in Norwich, […]

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Rainbows In My Eyes – M.E. Awareness

There are times in life when you hear of suffering so great that it momentarily robs you of your breath. That was my reaction when reading of Jenny Rowbory’s life. While in her first term at university (studying Medicine), she became suddenly and severely ill with M.E. In her own words, this has been her […]

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Why should you care about M.E.?

The importance of awareness This is the first time I have marked the M.E. Awareness Week, despite having been diagnosed with it for 6 years. Before, I always thought, ‘why do people need to be aware of my illness? Isn’t that just whingeing?’   But now I see the importance. We need people to be […]

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M.E. – Relapses and mountain climbing

M.E. is a relapsing-remitting illness, much like M.S.  This means that there are times when the body suddenly ‘crashes’, with a worsening of symptoms and an increase of disability. This is a relapse.  Remission for me is not like cancer remission, where there are no symptoms at all.  Rather it means that the symptoms are […]

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