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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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A walk out by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We are having a spell of unpredictable weather. It rained heavily all night and we woke up to a wet and windy gale. The leaves are half gone now and that has changed the l ... 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 l ... Read on »
A walk out by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We are having a spell of unpredictable weather. It rained heavily all night and we woke up to a wet and windy gale. The leaves are half gone now and that has changed the lig ... Read on »
Am I well enough for work? by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The hunting part of househunting is over (I hope). We are just waiting for the nod from the credit reference people before we can complete the paperwork. So, I have a bri ... Read on »
Autumn Colour by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm catching up with myself after a rush of activity in the last few days. I took this today with my phone camera on the way back from food shopping this morning. The colour ... Read on »
All Shall be Well by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yesterday the weather turned cold. We had horizontal rain for a while and it was a sharp reminder we are in the end of October. This morning the rain has passed but it still f ... Read on »
Losing the Plot by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Friday was a Perfect Storm of emotional triggers on top of a busy week in which I was coping on my own because my partner was away. And I lost it, big style. As you know, ... Read on »
Goldilocks by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I took myself off on a househunting trip this week. I had arranged viewings on two houses and had higher hopes than I have had so far that one of them would suit. The appointm ... Read on »
This week's househunting by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This week we were able to get a feel for where we want to move to and the kind of place we can afford. This house was too small and, frankly, a bit crappy for the money t ... Read on »
Mixed feelings by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm having the inevitable flat time after so much activity last week and this. We spent Thursday viewing houses, just getting a feel for what was around and the area we want t ... Read on »
Househunting by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Street in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK On returning from our househunting trip last week we realised our chosen town was much too far away from A's son for reasona ... Read on »
If anyone thinks we are a bunch of slackers . . . by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The CFIDS association of America recently surveyed CFS sufferers asking what they would do if they got better tomorrow. I would like every politician thinking of taking a ... 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 »
Rosebay Willowherb by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rosebay Willowherb in the Autumn Read on »
Gloomy Weather by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I went swimming! Not proper up and down swimming but mucking about in a leisure pool. I wanted to go on the big slide but got scared at the last minute and changed my mind. I ... Read on »
Caffeine Withdrawal by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When we were away last week I was drinking much less coffee and have decided to seize the moment and try and stop altogether. Some time ago I tried to reduce. See post Caffein ... 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 »
Change afoot by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Surrey was lovely last week. We had that lovely, still, Autumn weather which is all mists and mellow fruitfulness. The Surrey Woods are beautiful and now much recovered from t ... Read on »
Blackberries by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Blackberries, originally uploaded by jozephine. Arrived back home today after a very mellow week. Will tell all soon but I may not be back up to blogging speed for a da ... Read on »