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Shock revelation:"NHS spends lots of money on sick people"

The Health Select Committee has made the remarkable discovery that people with long-term illnesses who require hospital treatment over extended periods of time, “tend to cost the NHS more than those who pop into casualty with a sprained wrist.” 330 more words


The life of a desk chair potato

My bottom has developed a way-too-intimate relationship with the desk chair. They have spent so much time together in the past three years they find it difficult to part. 461 more words


I am going to start off by saying I know. I know there are people out there who are worse than me, I know I am actually pretty lucky in the way that I live and I am extremely lucky to have the people around me that I do, but it is a post about my frustrations, about being ‘undiagnosed’. 822 more words

The spiral of setbacks in recovery

Another gap between blog posts. Due to a setback in my friend’s recovery, I could hold on to only so much. And I had to hold on to some really important stuff. 587 more words

ME/CFS, B12 and the exercise conundrum

Today I went to see my physiotherapist. This was to check how I was doing since my last visit three weeks ago. I’d not been referred to a physiotherapist before this, so I have found it an interesting experience. 657 more words

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


We are due to leave his place at midday, in the car of Maman, for the half-hour drive to his relatives.  I have met them before, and they know that I am married to someone else, and they manage to treat me very nicely, despite what they might, or indeed, might not think of this arrangement. 655 more words

Prisoners in the Dark

In the past few days, I have come across the story of Karina Hansen, who is a young woman with severe ME. 15 months ago, she was forcibly removed from her home in Denmark and taken to hospital, where she is under the care of a psychiatrist who believes her to have a psychosomatic illness. 1,501 more words

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome