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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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Jogalates by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A big thank you to all who commented on my last. I do read them all, sometimes many times but often just don't have the energy and the time to reply individually. Your feed ... Read on »
Changing by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm moving into a better phase. The trauma I've been processing has become less pressing and the Summer has arrived - result = more activity. As always, when that happens I ... Read on »
Stocktaking. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I think the Blue Tits have flown. I haven't seen one this morning. I was so looking forward to that moment when the fledglings hop out of the box with their parents anxious ... Read on »
Visitors, hot weather and a lost phone. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This week the weather has taken a turn for the better, gradually warming up to give us a run of days that really feel like Summer. The Dale is utterly beautiful at the mome ... Read on »
Pooped Again by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After weeks of dinosaur grappling, general election fever, CFS/ME awareness and other, more minor goings on, I am pooped. I know a pterodactyl isn ... 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 »
Processing by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I see I'm posting less often. Not such a bad thing; I think I'm finding other means of expression. It's all roaring out of me at the moment in crying, talking, drawi ... 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 »
White Knuckle Ride by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Whoa! I see I haven't posted for several days. Where did that week go? It's a roller coaster ride at the moment, lurching from one revelation to the next with all the weepi ... Read on »
Interesting Times by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I decided to give myself some time off from the trauma and take a couple of steps back from it. You know the old chinese curse "may you live in interesting times". This fee ... Read on »
She's out. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Trigger alert: in this post I talk about the recovery of memories of sexual abuse, but without going into detail about what actually happened.  The workings of the human ... 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 »
Wobbly legs by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's Sunday today and we've had Little R with us since Wednesday as it's the Easter holidays. I was out both Thursday and Friday nights involved in local community stuff. Y ... Read on »
To blog or not to blog, that is the question. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm having a day off from it all today. I'm sitting here waiting for a delivery from Tesco's and watching the blue tits carry nesting material to the box I can see from my ... Read on »
Breaking down and breaking through by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Trigger alert: This post is about recovering a memory of traumatic abuse. I don't go into details about content, only into events surrounding the recovery of the memory.  ... 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 »
Thinking the next thought. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thanks everyone for your insightful and supportive comments. I've been too pooped to reply individually, just know every one is valued. I'm all over the place. We had a g ... Read on »
A Breakthrough by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome At last, a bit of a breakthrough! I saw the GP's counsellor the day before yesterday and was immediately able to strike up a rapport. Within about half an hour we'd figured ... Read on »
Chewing Gum and String by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm sitting here with my morning coffee watching the blue tits go back and forth to the nest box which AJ put up for me a little while ago. Just beyond that there's a willo ... Read on »