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Jozephine

I've been living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for most of my adult life although I didn't know it. It really took a hold six years ago when I was working in a stressful job and a number of big life events happened in a short space of time. I crashed big style. It took another... Full Bio
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A song for you by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm at a bit of a loss for words really, feeling like I want to blog but don't know what I want to say, or how to get started. I've just had a visit from a d ... Read on »
A visit from the Ex by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm luxuriating in a day off. It's a Little R weekend and AJ has taken him off to visit an activity farm. I gracefully (and gratefully) declined to join them. Yesterday I p ... Read on »
A walk out by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We are having a spell of unpredictable weather. It rained heavily all night and we woke up to a wet and windy gale. The leaves are half gone now and that has changed the lig ... Read on »
A walk out by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We are having a spell of unpredictable weather. It rained heavily all night and we woke up to a wet and windy gale. The leaves are half gone now and that has changed the l ... Read on »
A Whinge by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A whinge alert. Not quite a rant but it may turn into one. I got a phone call yesterday from the exercise referral scheme that the physio put me onto. Let me just wi ... Read on »
Activity list by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well this was an interesting exercise. As I was making the list I realised I am exceeding my limits quite often and not giving myself enough time to recover.  I need to rec ... Read on »
Alert the Media! by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I feel happy! Alert the media. Well, I suppose I am alerting The Meeja (as it known in some parts of Kent) by blogging about it. Or at least, alerting a medium. The cau ... Read on »
All set for the big day by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm all set for the benefit tribunal on Tuesday. I've still got a letter to collect from the doc's. My doctor is usually pretty good about this sort of thing but I saw a di ... Read on »
All Shall be Well by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yesterday the weather turned cold. We had horizontal rain for a while and it was a sharp reminder we are in the end of October. This morning the rain has passed but it still f ... Read on »
Am I past it? by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome With Him Indoors off work and job hunting, my routine has changed a bit. He's using the computer quite a bit so my usual day on, day off pattern of blogging will be a bit disr ... Read on »
Am I well enough for work? by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The hunting part of househunting is over (I hope). We are just waiting for the nod from the credit reference people before we can complete the paperwork. So, I have a bri ... Read on »
And here come da crash by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I was on the way down yesterday. I felt like Marvin the Paranoid Android - 'life, don't talk to me about life'. And, 'my diodes ache all down my left side.' Well they do, ... Read on »
Anniversary Week by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome You see, this is what happens. I get all enthusiastic about something, begin well and then it all gets complicated and difficult. I start to crash and let go of some of the ... Read on »
Another daft referral by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Some little while ago I posted that the doc was referring me to a psychiatrist because she was pretty worried about me and felt I needed a medication review and a second op ... Read on »
Another day in paradise by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Do you think? Do you think that one day somebody will be able to carry out research about CFS/ME Lyme and so on, just based on our blogs? Well, here's a bit more for the archi ... Read on »
Are we survivors? by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome There have been some quality posts, ideas and discussions around this week. Perhaps, due to the season, we are all 'in crash' and it is focussing the mind. Who knows? I c ... Read on »
Art and chips by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I shall be glad to see the back of January this year. I'm feeling rather better than I did a couple of days ago though. Your comments gave me a real boost, thanks.  If ... Read on »
Art Club by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm hiding out in the bedroom whilst AJ tries to cajole a grumpy Little R into getting dressed. While I'm trapped in here I thought I might as well blog. I have learned tha ... Read on »
Autumn Colour by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm catching up with myself after a rush of activity in the last few days. I took this today with my phone camera on the way back from food shopping this morning. The colour ... Read on »
Awareness by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome If you are reading this the chances are you have CFS/ME or Fibromyalgia, you think you have, you know someone who has, or you've just been diagnosed. In other words, you ha ... Read on »