Category Archives: myalgic encephalomyelitis

just ANOTHER Day – a REAL Pain

Why don’t they come and release the clamps … why don’t they come and RELEASE THE CLAMPS? Stupid thing is there aren’t any clamps and, even if there were, there’s no-one around to free me from them. I’m just slowly … Continue reading

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the guilt trip of an involuntary social inactivist…

 As a life-long socialist*, I first joined the Labour Party in 1960 and, involvement in various campaigning groups on the internationalist/ social justice/ socialist spectrum swiftly followed. Unfortunately, health problems have, for more years than I care to remember, prevented … Continue reading

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attempted exorcism by written word

  It’s almost as if the legions of gremlins are on the warpath again, some kind of vendetta against me. Sometimes I’ve found that expressing my hopes, aches, pains and fears in a quite open way, laying myself vulnerable, affects … Continue reading

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one helluva night – with tears to follow

  Well that was one helluva night! No, I don’t mean it was brilliant or enjoyable, indeed the opposite would seem to apply. For a large section of the night, which should have been spent either at rest or asleep, … Continue reading

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Of HEALTH and TAINTED VIRGINS

I’m currently re-discovering how an element of anxiety exacerbates, to a considerable extent, the symptoms of a chronic illness. On this occasion the anxiety is caused by the inept and dilatory response of Virgin Media to a known issue which … Continue reading

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Marking Time

There are moments when time weighs so heavily that the prospect of longevity seems like a cruel joke; at other times life seems far too fleeting. The heavy weight is especially apparent when ones achingly exhausted brain and body seem … Continue reading

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A Slow Deliberate Dance

This post originally appeared on my Sinna Luvva blog (sinnaluvva.blogspot.co.uk) in December 2008. In a way, being reminded of previous bad days (and nights) helps one to be more grateful for the better ones! A Slow Deliberate Dance You put … Continue reading

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