Well I suppose I should make a start. My son James suggested this blog as he thinks someone might just be interested enough to read it. As I have said in the introduction on the right I have suffered with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (what used to be ME) and Fibromyalgia for many years now.
Up till the last eight or nine years I worked doing various things from selling Ann Summers (when my children were small - part time evenings and made good money) to teaching computer skills to the local newspaper employees. I loved my teaching and administration work and managed well with CFS and a sympathetic boss, who happened to be my big brother.
Frustrationgly though I had a bout of flu, proper 'can't get out of bed for a wee without help' flu that knocked me flat. I just about got back to work, literally - I was driving back to work on my first day back - and had to turn around and come home because I felt so ill. I had another bout of 'can't get out of bed for a wee without help' straight away and I've struggled to recover from it since. Some days I can be almost normal but I will always pay for it the next day or maybe even the day after that. So that's enough about that. I want to concentrate on what I can do, not what I can't.
Each day I start off with a coffee with a bit of hot chocolate added in, my own brand of mocha, along with my daily dose of painkillers. Once they have kicked in and I can move without too much stress I have my hour of activity. Sometimes it's longer, sometimes it's non existent but I try to go with at least an hour, then I feel that I have achieved something for my day.
This blog is about that hour, what I get up to and what I achieve. I hope you like it.