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Bedbound. What would you invent?

Ok, this post is a little frivolous but we could all use a little frivolity now and then! I found this great picture of a model demonstrating reading glasses that you can wear lying down – they must have mirrors … Continue reading

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Self-help, or self-blame, books?

I have read a lot of books about chronic fatigue syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis, fibromyalgia and generally on holistic health. Some of them were inspiring, some of them made little sense and some just blamed the ill health on the behaviour … Continue reading

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Keeping a calendar of your activities

Early on, my doctor asked me to keep track of my activities. This was easy because I had already read Bruce Campbell’s book Recovery from CFS and started using his activity log. It is a great, simple document that I … Continue reading

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A visitor’s guide

Today you are going to visit a friend with chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Here is a guide to the experience: Expect a short notice cancellation. Your friend will have tried their best to be ready but there … Continue reading

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Hell is shopping centres

Remember shopping centres? Ever want to go on one again? No, me either. First problem is leaving the house. If it’s a good day and I can go out, I don’t want to waste it on a shopping centre, I … Continue reading

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Free books! Sometimes home delivered too.

There is always a pile of books on my bedside table, lovely quiet companions ready to be devoured whole or just a word at a time. I couldn’t afford all the books I want to read so borrowing them is … Continue reading

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