…but I’m on the move again. Due to unforeseen circumstances I’m making the move back to Hampshire from Nottingham, only 8 short months after I moved up. The only thing I will say about the move is that it wasn’t my choice, and that fact is making packing rather difficult. Packing to move up here was comparatively easy and a joyful task compared to packing to take what at times seems like a backwards (and completely surreal) step.
Forgive me bloggers for I have sinned; it has been 11-weeks since my last confession….
But, oh! what an 11-weeks it has been!
My last post on here was 21st March; in which I was suffering a mild setback from “doing a lot”. To say that my last bout of “doing a lot” will knock my previous record out the water will be an understatement… Continue reading
I have mentioned before that a HUGE tool in the kit of dealing with CFS is positivity. On days like today it is difficult to remain positive in the face of disappointments. This is how I try to turn my disappointments into positive reinforcements Continue reading
This year, in my ongoing efforts to loose the weight I gained during my battles with Glandular Fever in the 90’s, Post Viral Fatigue in the naughties and eventually Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the naughties/”210’s” I have started following the “Fast Diet”, alternatively known as the “5:2” diet. Continue reading
Hello old friend, how’ve you been. I’ve missed you whilst you’ve been gone.
I’m talking about that good kind of tired you get from when you’ve done an awful lot of exercise, camping, staying up late, cooking, organising, partying and playing and your body just wants to get horizontal for a good long stretch (on a decent bed) and recover its reserves. Continue reading
I’ve been feeling decidedly off-kilter since returning from my fantastic holiday in Cornwall (more of that later when I have energy to post something) and I haven’t been able to shake it with a careful balance of rest and activity in the week and a half since I’ve been back Continue reading
A slightly longer than anticipated gap between this and my last post – G.E.T. Started – as work and ‘life’ have intervened during that time to keep me incredibly busy. However, this experience has brought into focus one of my next topics: ‘Wants and Needs’. I will get to these in more detail in my next post but first we need to revisit our activity log and talk about next steps.
Average is your friend Continue reading
Graded Exercise Therapy.
For some sufferers of CFS/ME this brings to mind painful experiences where they have been’encouraged’, by healthcare professionals with limited understanding of the technique, to push through their limits and do more, ending up with crashes, flair-ups, setbacks and pain.
Although the end-goal of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) is to increase your energy levels and stamina; initially it is about doing less. I will go into more detail about this in a later post. Continue reading
My planned series on my experience, hints and tips on Graded Exercise Therapy (GET, also known as GAT, Graded Activity Therapy) has been somewhat delayed: I have been meaning to post for days but life has been getting in the way.
I hope to get my first post in this series, together with an update of what has been keeping me away, up at the weekend.