I’m a fifty-something single, childless Englishwoman who had a successful career as an IT consultant until I burned out shortly after the millennium fireworks. I have a bundle of neurological disorders which, although not life-threatening or usually visible to the casual observer, are debilitating and disabling. I’ve spent the last ten years trying (and failing) to get back to normal, now I’m trying to accept that I’m going to have to live with this shit for the rest of my life.

This blog is going to be about how I live with ME (myalgic encephalitis) and how I live with me (myself) in a world which misunderstands disability through chronic illness and assumes that everyone has a family. I’m going to try to be as truthful and realistic as possible, so there will be swearing, sulking and self pity as well as strenuous efforts to be positive and improve my life.

My interests include writing, photography, art, reading, gardening, the natural world, history and the seaside.

4 Responses to About

  1. As a forty something, single, childless spoonie – i TOTALLY get where you’re coming from.
    Plus my Dad died when i was almost 13 and i was old enough to see how it changed the way people treated her…
    Sometimes, human beings suck…

  2. mrandmrshalprin says:

    Thank you for writing! Thoroughly entertained! – p.s. I find that a large cider and sulking cures most things for an hour or 2! 😉

    • Thank you for reading! I’ve enjoyed reading some of your blog too and will read more when time allows. Sadly I can’t drink alcohol any more, but yeah, a good sulk and some pouting helps 🙂

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