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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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"Your assessment shows that you are capable of work" by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Have made the blog open again for the time being. Not having my online buddies was worse than the unlikely threat of being monitored. I may have to review this - or st ... Read on »
Sorry about the teething troubles by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello all. I gather you can see posts but not comment. I've altered something in the comments section now, but it's trial and error. I'll keep trying till I get it right. I' ... Read on »
Testing Testing by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome OK, is anyone seeing my posts? 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 »
Yet more change by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm starting to be able to see light at the end of the tunnel. January is out of the way and February is nearly half done. Catkins are dingly dangling everywhere and my bul ... 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 »
Grateful thanks by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Writing is very powerful isn't it? I didn't expect that 'coming out' on my blog would make that much difference, it was meant to be a dry run for being more true to myself ... Read on »
Big changes by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Trigger warning: this post contains references to traumatic sexual abuse The last year has been both tough and amazing. Those of you following for a while know abou ... 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 »
Betrayal by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Where are we now? Two thirds through January. At the beginning of October my Incapacity Benefit payments were stopped because I had a medical assessment which deemed me fit ... Read on »
Overcooking it. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello fellow travellers, how's it going? I need to stop and reflect for five minutes because I've stepped back onto the hamster wheel without really realising I've don ... Read on »
Waiting for the other shoe to drop by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello Gang! I'm back, briefly, because I need a good whinge. And I'm too tired to do much else other than sit with my laptop. I've been operating outside of my window of to ... Read on »
Taking a break by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've decided to take a break from blogging for a while and divert energy to other things. I'll let you know how it goes. In the meantime I wish you all much peace and recov ... Read on »
Tai Chi and some hopes and fears by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A week has passed and I have managed to plant precisely six bulbs. There have other demands on my energy which have taken priority such as a Tai Chi class. That was a chall ... Read on »
Bored by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Bored, bored, bored. This chest cold thing is hanging around and I'm too floppy even to crochet. I'm missing this glorious Autumn. When I was working I used to get frustrat ... 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 »
Into Autumn by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I was just checking my list of tags. My most used are 'recovery', 'crash' and 'depression' in that order. I rarely, if ever, go back to earlier posts. For me, it's all abou ... Read on »
A bit of a leg up by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I woke up this morning with hope in my heart for the first time in months. I saw my doc yesterday, who since I saw her last, has reviewed my notes with a fine tooth comb. I ... Read on »
A day early by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Every so often one's turn comes up for the Incapacity Benefit medical assessment. In the UK we are in the process of going over to a new type of welfare payment for those u ... Read on »
The time has come. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's time to get a wheelchair. Yesterday we went down to a local festival for a 'stroll' amongst all the stalls and things going on. I knew it would be a two stick day but ... Read on »