Stress sewing

Just sitting here wondering why my mother has disappeared ‘up the street’ for six hours when we are about to embark on an...

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2018 you are being a turd year

It’s a long weekend, and I’m again spending it alone, sick, exhausted and completely effing miserable. The last few months have...

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Hermiting

Lately I’ve been hermiting. My urge to socialise is just very low right now. Earlier in the year I felt desperately isolated and...

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The inherent vagueness of acceptance

Another long weekend stretches before me, with no money, no energy and no prospects of social interaction because everyone has other people...

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Some brunches of Melbourne

Brunch is my favourite meal for so many reasons, but mostly because it feels so luxe — not shoving museli or toast into your face before...

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Melbourne and the months before

I just got back from spending a week in Melbourne, and I’ve had the Easter long weekend to rest and recover from the trip — in...

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*waves at 2017 as it dashes out the door*

Oh, bye 2017. Seems you are in a rush to leave, I feel like I’ve barely spent time with you at all. This year has just vanished....

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Three years in

This week was my three year sickiversary with ME/CFS. I posted the below two things on Instagram. Me this morning, trying to cure...

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It’s hard not to resent this body

It’s hard not to resent this body. Even while on a long weekend where there’s no pressure at all, I wake up feeling unslept,...

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Adventures in being lectured while naked on a massage table

I am often in physical pain with my ME/CFS – but unless I’ve really blown out and am suffering bad PEM (post-exertional...

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Medical burnout

I’ve been ill with ME/CFS for the nearly three years now, and my symptoms wax and wain with the seasons, the winds and any kind of...

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Saint Monday, Yackandandah

I’m currently in Albury, taking a week off work, sleeping an absolute ton, trying to read for pleasure (a hobby oft neglected when...

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