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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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Wintry thoughts. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome January is wearing on - we are half way through now, snow is still on the ground, the birds are still hungry and boxes are still unpacked. My head cold lingers on. The almo ... Read on »
Green shoots. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Despite the continuing cold weather with snow and ice on the ground and sleet in the air, the blue tits are visiting the nest box in the woods behind us with spectacular ... Read on »
Coalbrookdale in the snow by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Snow is very exciting if you live in England. We don't see it very often, or it snows and doesn't settle. (Scotland and Wales get more of it obviously). In recent years i ... Read on »
Home by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We got back yesterday afternoon to a freezing house and unloaded the car, hunching ourselves against the horizontal sleet which was turning to ice the moment it touched the ... Read on »
Jingle all the way by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We are having proper, cold Winter weather at the moment. I'm wearing two pairs of socks, leggings under my jeans and the heaviest jumper I could find. It always takes me a ... Read on »
Throwing in the Towel by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The important thing about throwing in the towel is not to hang onto the corner of it and drag it back when nobody is looking. I'm doing what I can get away with at the mome ... Read on »
'Tis the season to be jolly. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The last couple of days I have been whanging between push and crash like a rubber ball bouncing on concrete with each bounce larger than the one before - push CRASH, push ... Read on »
Biting off just a little more than I can chew, leg wise. by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This is 'The Dale' seen from the Holy Trinity Churchyard. Somewhere down there Abraham Darby first smelted iron with coke instead of charcoal. It was a development on a ... Read on »
Worth It by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, as moves go, it wasn't too bad. The removals people were very efficient, the lorry driver moaned a bit about the narrowness of our lane but managed to manoeuvre with ... Read on »
Moving On by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Am I a survivor of CFS? - I've been asking myself. Well, it hasn't killed me yet and each day I try and wrest some quality of life from the jaws of chronic illness. So, yes, I ... 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 »
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 »
Hot, hot, hot . . . . by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, I'm not going completely down the plughole as I feared I might. It's a three forward, two back thing - the CFS waltz. Meaning, although I am slipping back a bit, progres ... Read on »
Relapsing by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In addition to the usual squirrels, cats, dogs and birds we had a different visitor this morning. I do live on a farm, so it's no great surprise but they don't often get out ... Read on »
Inside Job by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, it didn't last. It was what Renee calls an 'inside job'. On Monday I was listening to a longish play during my rests which brought up some difficult memories for me. A ... Read on »
Peace by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My contented feelings lasted right through the weekend and are still hanging around this morning. Thank you to Shelli for naming it for me - contentedness, what a lovely word. ... 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 »
The Sniffles by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have a cold. How I long for the old days when getting a cold meant a tingle in the nose which developed over a day into the usual runny nose, cough, and headache. Then I'd r ... Read on »
'It is not growing like a tree' by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It is not growing like a tree In bulk, doth make Man better be; Or, standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere: A ... Read on »