Severe M.E. – The Hidden Monster

Close up of blue forget-me-nots.

M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is something very few who haven’t lived within its reach truly understand. Like many other chronic illnesses, nobody on the outside can really see its true effects, the worst is mostly played out behind closed doors and in dark rooms. Before I carry on, I just want to note that, like many […]

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On Grief and Growing

Pink cherry blossom with 5 petals and bronze leaves.

This year, my 25th one, was the year I always told myself I’d have ‘caught up’ by… whatever that means. It’s like I thought life was a game of monopoly, with houses to gather with each year. The dating one, the driving one, the job one, moved out one, home-owner one, car, relationship, child… And […]

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Farmer-On-Wheels

A photo of a girl (Holly) in an electric wheelchair with elevated legs, lunging a light bay horse in a grass field.

This started off as an appreciation post for my new power-chair, but it’s become so much more. I hope you’ll bear with me, as I think it’s an important topic to cover whatever your current health status. I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise that farms and faulty health aren’t exactly a match made in […]

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M.E. Awareness Week

A collage of 3 photos, headshots of the same girl. Photo 1: A girl smiling at the camera, with shoulder length brown hair, wearing a purple t-shirt with white text saying “It’s real, it’s physical, it’s M.E.”. Photo 2: Same girl, sat upright in a chair, wearing orange tinted glasses and a brown top, holding a sign saying “Can you see me now, millions missing, Holly, 23”. Photo 3: same girl in bed in the dark with dark glasses on and an ice pack on her forehead.

This week is M.E. Awareness Week, culminating in M.E. Awareness Day on Sunday, (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/CFS; although, that name feels a bit like calling a flood a ‘chronic puddle’, but that’s a debate for another time). I was going to let it pass by without saying anything. I worry about […]

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A Letter To The ‘Doers’

A wooden table top with blank paper and a pen and black coffee in a white mug.

This blog post is a bit of a personal one, it’s something which has been on my mind for quite some time. I feel like it’s something we all need reminding of every now and then, I know I certainly do, so I thought I would finally get it off my chest. Here goes… A […]

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