Category Archives: Myalgic Encepholomyelitis

A Fruitful Misery

Seems like I have a permanent ticket for a roller-coaster ride, not that I particularly requested or enjoy the experience! The journey involves states of physical and emotional health, by which I mean health shortcomings. Just as I’m getting used … Continue reading

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and suddenly they flow

  and suddenly they flow     “pains come and go and tears flow a creeping fermentation of an odious decay … “ – Malcolm Evison 060818   Today has not been the best of days, nor yet the worst; … Continue reading

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memo to myself and others – re chronic illness

I’ve just been reminded, once again, by a friend’s misunderstanding whilst communicating via Messenger, of how much one loses when living with a chronic illness – in my case moderate ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis).   What they had failed to understand … Continue reading

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CHANTING PSALMS out of ANGER and FRUSTRATION

Currently, my temper is running on a very short fuse, swift to anger but sluggish in calming down. At its worst I end up upsetting those whom I love and even, at times, keeping temper simmering long after the immediate … Continue reading

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and ache becomes pain – literal & metaphorical

and ache becomes pain – literal & metaphorical   I wrote, quite recently, about the difficulty of defining / distinguishing an ache from a pain. This morning, sundry expressions of the former were, rather rapidly, transformed into examples of the … Continue reading

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Lost for Words

It’s one of those times when language seems to be somewhat limited, lacking in pertinent words to describe a particular mode of being. What I have been experiencing, earlier today, is an intense discomfort that not only induces nausea but, … Continue reading

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Disturbances

Today has been one of those where sundry, apparently minor, ailments decided to stamp their cumulative presence at the forefront of my consciousness. Earlier in the day, after an all too familiar restless and discomforting night abed, nothing troubled me … Continue reading

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