Update May – living with ME 2017

Well, this was meant to be posted weeks ago!  And from that I’m sure you can correctly work out that all has not gone as well as hoped in the last few weeks….

But some of it did……..so in the spirit of being positive let me start there.

After February half term  I made the decision that I felt strong enough to ‘get back into routine’.  What that means for me is being really focused on my health; taking the vitamins that I know help my body function better even when I don’t feel like it; taking the horrible powder supplements that make my body tingle and itch but go straight to the mitochondria giving them the energy they lack while minimising the effect of the lactic acid build up in my body; eating healthily (well most of the time, weekends don’t really count in my book!); fasting two days a week; listening to mindset blueprints regularly; getting back into the gym and of course being out and about on my bike with the kids. Continue reading “Update May – living with ME 2017”

Not giving in to ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis)

So this is my first bog post (nervous or what?!) , and I had to start with this – not giving in to ME.  It’s really important to me at the moment, the last three years of my life have been dramatically affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis but I still refuse to give in to it or let it define me.  Now I’ve had ME for about 15 years now, and I was very ill for the first two of them, but I then had it in control for ten years.  When I say in control I guess it never really goes away, but, for those ten years I pretty much lived a ‘normal’ life.  In fact so normal that I actually googled my symptoms just over three years ago, I searched on “feeling tired, can’t think straight, headache” and there towards the top of the results was the NHS Symptom checker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome……..you can imagine how stupid I felt!   Continue reading “Not giving in to ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis)”