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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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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 »
Birthday memories by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am still largely 'in crash' from last week's party, which seems such a long time ago now. I pulled out all my energy stops and sailed through on adrenaline, sugar and caf ... Read on »
Woke up this morning . . . . . . by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I had a brilliant birthday, lots of family, friends and food - and the weather held. But now I'm knackered. I've got the three day lag blues. I dropped a bottle on the kitc ... Read on »
Health update and party planning by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just got back from the doc's. My doctor is very much in demand and, even with a nine o'clock appointment, I was still waiting at quarter to ten. She takes time with her p ... 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 »
Facing down a bully by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been grappling with dinosaurs again, dinos of a slightly different hue, but dinos nevertheless. A relative was playing power games with my daughter and being very thre ... Read on »
Voyager by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome If you are a Star Trek fan you'll know what I mean when I say my 'inertial dampers are offline'. If you're not, let me explain. The inertial dampers are the thingummyjigs t ... 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 »
Bats by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Time for a quick post before I get on with some stuff. We went on a bat walk the other night. I belong to a community group that is working to preserve and open up an ... Read on »
Life, don't talk to me about life . . . . by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm having a bit of a Marvin moment. My diodes ache all down my left side. My mood is plummeting. I'm at that stage of the plummet where everything is a disaster and it's h ... Read on »
The Fats by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been trying to post for a couple of days. Each time I come back to it things have changed so I'm giving up on that one and starting afresh. I'm frustrated by it and th ... Read on »
Benchmarks and reality checks (part 2) by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm still feeling pretty flat after the trip, which is to be expected. I've got loads of anxiety about getting back into things. They will just have to wait until I ... Read on »
Benchmarks and reality checks (part 1) by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome An annual holiday is a good way of checking in on my long term recovery. My daughter says I'm a lot better than I was. Our shopping trip was longer than last year's and she ... Read on »
Oop North again. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It feels like I've been away for months. I've got loads to tell you and pictures to show but all in good time. We're still in the unpacking phase and I'm a bit flat after a ... Read on »
Feeling a bit low by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've continued to slip this week and have been going round and round in a funk of analysis trying to find the cause. I realised this morning that this was a pretty pointles ... Read on »
Big and little changes by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I was just over at Lee Lee Ingram's blog, commenting on his observation that his condition waxes and wanes. Also, Shelli has been talking about big events that have caused ... Read on »
How not to go fishing by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yesterday AJ and I had a Plan which would make sure we both got to indulge our hobbies and enjoy the Summer weather in the glorious Shropshire countryside. The Plan involve ... Read on »
Weathering the Storm by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This is a prevarication post as I'm supposed to be doing some work towards the community group I belong to. But time for another coffee and a rest before I get going on tha ... Read on »
A Setback, or maybe a huge leap forward? by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After this week's brief flowering I had a bit of a setback. My partner's ex-wife has significant mental health issues and she has found the stress of the marriage break up ... 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 »