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”
I want to start this post with saying a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to comment/text/message/chat to me about my last blog post. It is still massively weird to be opening up about this side of my life, but, having now spoken to so many people who are living with similar issues, either ME or other invisible illnesses, I am happy to know my uncomfortableness (is that even a word?!) has been worth it so far!
One of the things the last few weeks has confirmed to me is that I can’t write for jack when I’m not well! But what I have been able to do is jot down random thoughts which I’ve used to write this post. And what’s come through the most in those off the wall ramblings is what I actually do on my bad days so that’s what I’m going to focus on in this post.
It’s been 4 years now since I first Googled my symptoms while sat at my desk at work in Gaydon………now I knew I had ME, but to be honest having had it under control for the last 10 years and with life taking over it clearly wasn’t in my mind enough!
Life was busy, I’d just returned to work after maternity leave with our third child. The work environment I returned to was very different to the one I left. Our two boys were in school, my daughter was in nursery. I had no time for myself. And so I focused on everything else around me and at some point I pushed it too far, and the evidence was staring at me from the top of the computer screen – top results for the symptoms I’d Googled was ME.
ME literally comes from nowhere. For me before the diagnosis life was good, I had a great social life, I was driving a sports car, I was buying a flash apartment with my boyfriend, I was fit and healthy and going to the gym regularly and work was…….well work! And then I got ill. Nothing major, just a virus my GP said. So I did what you usually do when you’re ill, rested and took it easy and waited to get better…….but I didn’t. After a few more visits to my GP and various tests I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Continue reading “Living with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)”