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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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Creeping numbness by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Met my new doc during the week. He seems OK. I was very nervous and gabbled a bit. I think he'll do. I've had a burning pain in my lower back and, what seems to be to me, ... Read on »
Culinary distractions by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's so windy this morning. The empty fireplace I'm sitting next to is 'wuthering' and all is slightly surreal as the sun is out but the trees are thrashing. I'm worried fo ... Read on »
Darn Dog by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After a few days of wading through mud I think I'm starting to come out of it. I felt like a little walk by the sea, so I wrapped up warm and drove down to the beach. I to ... Read on »
Day of Rest by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm not too bad today considering I drove 250 miles yesterday. I'm very slow and have no walking legs but I'm not sofa-bound by any means. No crash, but there's still time. ... Read on »
Difficult by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It was a bit of a nightmare weekend. We had little R and I made some Herculean efforts to be welcoming and functioning but I really wasn't up for it. By his next visit I sh ... Read on »
Dinosaur grappling by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yesterday was exhausting. By the end of it I was almost too tired to eat, I mean physically lift the food to my mouth. I went to bed at stupid o'clock and listened to the r ... Read on »
Dinosaur in the room by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Look what I found under the kitchen table yesterday. Read on »
Dissociation by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The brain is an extraordinary thing isn't it? A blob of jelly swinging around inside our heads with very little to hold it in place except a few strands of artery and nerve. ... Read on »
DLA and Attendance Allowance under threat by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance are invaluable benefits for disabled people (if you can get a successful claim). There is some evidence to suggest that no ... Read on »
Doing Too Much by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We went to visit the area where we may be living this week, just to see the lie of the land and if we liked it or not. We did. We are looking at a town in Shropshire that lies ... Read on »
Domestic bliss by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After a really wet and blustery August, September is coming in all sunny and settled. Longer, cloudless nights make the morning air as crisp as a glass of the best white Bo ... Read on »
Don't try this at home. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, it's the Summer Solstice already, the birds have gone quiet, the trees are in full leaf and my dahlia has flowered. (That's not a euphemism by the way, my dahlia real ... Read on »
Down but not out by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In the last few days I've woken up to the fact I'm quite badly depressed. I was blessed with a moment of insight which I can't actually remember now, but it clicked in en ... Read on »
Dreamscapes by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Comma butterfly on buddleia I've been away for the weekend. We went to stay with A's parents and visit my family too. It was a strange experience for both of us since ... Read on »
Duck Egg Blue by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm in a post-exertional fug this morning and my shoulders ache. Usual - overdoing it and not enough rest. I really enjoyed Saturday evening's party where I got to see re ... Read on »
Duvet Diving by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When I woke up this morning I discovered the Earth had increased its gravatational pull by about ten percent. I know what it's about. AJ is away for a couple of days and I ... Read on »
Emergence by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've picked up a virus and it's gone to my chest. On Facebook I've been channeling my inner "Lemmy" but now I sound like him too! I've got a horrible, painful cough and I'm ... Read on »
Emotional Processing by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Does anyone else get this? Mostly my fatigue increases as the day wears on but sometimes it decreases and I feel better at the end of the day than I did at the beginning. (Ign ... Read on »
Ever Google yourself? by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Just tried to find my blog on Google. I thought I was so original using Jo Blogs as a title - given that my name is Jo and I'm doing a Blog. Seems every other person called ... Read on »