Who am I? I am a different person to every one I meet. To my children I am their mother, to my husband a wife and at times probably a nag! To my friends someone who is caring, responsible, a perfectionist but less than perfect. To my doctor I’m someone with an illness they’d rather not know about because it’s just too hard. You see I am one of millions that have ME, or an illness better known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Yuppy Flu. No, it’s not in my head, it’s a real illness, debilitating and ongoing. My doctor has the Spect Scans to prove it’s real.
All that aside, I refuse to be know as a ‘sufferer’. I am a fighter and after more than a decade of living with ‘it’, I prefer to aim at what I can do rather than can’t. My dear OH (other half) was my carer for many years, and that of our children, but now we have a wonderful small business where we are both (very) productive. Living in the country in a home shared with my 80+yo mother we work from home and have a very healthy family life – this includes yelling, shouting, nagging, and all the other normal stuff that families do
to each other.
Shhhh, don’t tell anyone but there are days when I work from under the bed covers because it’s just too hard to get up. The little energy I have goes into being productive. I prefer that to feeling sorry for myself. Our customers don’t know any different, well not unless you’re one of them, in which case the secret’s out.
Why write this blog?
I was recently inspired by FatMumSlim‘s blog. She runs a regular Photo a Day Challenge. I have a creative streak and this just sort of sat right with me. Many a time I’ve also had thoughts (usually when I’m in the shower) which I figured others may find interesting or thought provoking. I hope for those in similar situations with hidden disabilities and long term illness, that these posts may even be inspiring. But I’m probably getting ahead of myself there.
I hope you enjoy my ramblings and leave you comments on the page.