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Where'd my spoons go?

I am so exhausted lately that I feel like I can barely function. I can’t explain why I’m so tired; I’m sleeping better than ever, but my batteries are just not re-charging. 474 more words


Weekly roundup

The week has flown by at warp speed and I’ve way overdone it.  It started off well though with a day trip to a nature reserve in the next county.  1,078 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder


After the tiff with my Mother the other day I was pretty upset.  My period is due, I feel like crap both physically and emotionally, and am really struggling with her alcoholism.  1,027 more words

Living With Chronic Illness

Weekly roundup

I’ve had a brilliant week and all Dad-related.  I entered a portrait I’d taken of him in the first Camera Club League competition of the season and it only went and won :-)  I hadn’t even told him I’d entered it, because I’m new to photographing people so haven’t a clue what I’m doing, plus this year I’ve been promoted to the Intermediate League and face stiff competition from some really good photographers so didn’t expect to get anywhere and I didn’t want to disappoint him if the picture did badly.  860 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Visiting My Parents 

Last weekend I went to visit my parents. They live in a rural place, about 4 hours north of where I live. I wasn’t sure if I was going to visit until last minute because I had a… 427 more words


Mental Health & Chronic Illness

It’s World Mental Health day. Lots of mental health illnesses are chronic and impact on people’s daily lives. But having a chronic illness in itself can have consequences on mental health, which people, including doctors, aren’t always willing to acknowledge or talk about. 962 more words


The Heart of the Matter

Dear Other People –

Even though there’s a lot of hoopla about which chronic ailment titles are best, and worst, I don’t care how you refer to me. 622 more words