G.E.T. Started

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

G.E.T. M.E.

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.

In the meantime, check out this page at Action for ME which has some resources, research and articles on GET to start with.

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.

Holiday! Part the second.

Snapshots of my Gibraltar Holiday

Snapshots of my Gibraltar Holiday

Slightly later than “tomorrow” but better late than never for the second instalment of my holiday fun. Continue reading


Snapshots of my Gibraltar Holiday

Snapshots of my Gibraltar Holiday

Nearly a week after I left, I am finally writing up about my holiday!  This last week back has been a bit of a whirlwind with unpacking (finally finished that this morning), enjoying the bank holiday and catching up on work for my clients, which was not nearly as bad thanks to the wonderful Rosie at Wise Owl Admin covering one of my clients whilst I was away. Continue reading

All Good

Work has been busy which has meant that there is more money coming in but there has been less time for doing things on the computer that are no-work related as I get to the end of the working day and need to switch off both literally and figuratively. Continue reading

What a difference a day makes

24 little hours | Brought the sunshine and flowers | where there used to be rain
So says the song.
And it is true. A better nights sleep thanks to the decline of the cough (still there but not ‘wring you out and keep you awake’ violent coughing like before) and glorious sunshine and I feel refreshed and recharged. Continue reading

Always look on the bright side

The bright side: I’ve caught up on lots of Leverage, NCIS and am re-watching Stargate before Downton starts.

The not-so bright side): Yesterday I felt the tell-tale “sandpaper” feeling at the back of my nose and throat that signals a cold coming on. Stocked up on paracetamol based cold/flu tablets (as I’m already taking ibuprofen for my random back pain) and wrapped myself up for a good night’s sleep to try and head it off.

No such luck.

This morning I’m all achey and sniffly. So, I’ve been self-medicating with aforementioned cold/flu meds, a sofa, blankets and lots of TV (interspersed with dog walking, duck/chicken/geese feeding and putting to bed).

Hopefully I’ll be past the worst of the head & body aches after tonight.