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Beggars CAN be choosers and don’t let them tell you otherwise!

I'm angry. I was feeling miserable about this but now I'm angry. There's a support organisation that provides a variety of different services to people in NZ with ME/CFS, including grocery/meal deliveries, and now a small scale, pilot counselling programme. I have used their services on the past, and found them really lovely. Not this … Continue reading Beggars CAN be choosers and don’t let them tell you otherwise!

With apologies to Billy Shakespeare

To nap, or not to nap, that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of staying awake,Or to take Arms against a Sea of fatigue,And by opposing end it: to nap, to sleepsome more; and by a sleep, to say we endthe brain-fog, and the thousand natural painsthat Flesh … Continue reading With apologies to Billy Shakespeare

Under Pressure – finding better ways to monitor my body

This time last year I bought myself a fitness tracker watch with heart rate and blood pressure functions. I haven't compared the bp measure with a properly calibrated one yet, so the actual numbers may well be wrong (I know they're within the right ballpark though), but it is internally consistent, which is all I … Continue reading Under Pressure – finding better ways to monitor my body

The good news is it won’t* kill you. (*without help)

I want to address something that I've said a few times in the past (Here and here, and I touch on it here, for example) with isn't entirely 100% perfectly accurate. That ME/CFS won't kill you. Aside from the increases in suicide risk, there is a very small chance that with assistance/negligence from medical professionals … Continue reading The good news is it won’t* kill you. (*without help)