Inside ME: What You Need To Know About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

May is ME awareness month. I try to raise awareness all year around, mostly on my Instagram @bodypositivepear, but I'm making a Special Effort this month to write a piece on it, so from the floor of my living room, whilst wearing fluffy penguin slippers and listening to the "It Follows" soundtrack, I shall bring … Continue reading Inside ME: What You Need To Know About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 52

I have settled into this "new normal" now. I'm not going back to work until mid August to ensure that things with the coronavirus have settled as much as is possible before we run out of money to sustain us on one income. There's a structure to our days now: Josh works, and after I've … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 52

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 38

Everything seems to have gotten into a sort of rhythm now. The pressing anxiety I felt before has abated and I am able to think more like Josh, who reasons that as long as we are taking all of the precautions possible, that is all we can do and the rest is out of our … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 38

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 24

The days are blending into one long April day. There's a lot of "is that a cough starting up?" and "is my chest feeling tight anxiety or the coronavirus?"and "what is that tickle at the back of my throat?" and sometimes, in the night, in the dark, that anxiety can become overwhelming. I have read … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 24

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 19

Thursday I walked around the park and saw some beautiful blossom. It reminded me of the beauty of spring that has been lost amongst so much focus on the coronavirus. Friday it was my birthday. Twenty-nine. One year away from thirty. Josh and I lay in bed late watching cute animal videos, cocooned in the … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 19

The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 15

Thinking back on the last few days, they all blur into one. Does anyone even know what day of the week it is anymore?! We've been watching a really good adaptation of The War of the Worlds, set in current times (minus one coronavirus). I found it interesting that they made it so close to … Continue reading The Coronavirus Chronicles: Day 15

The Coronavirus Cronicles: Day 10 & 11

Yesterday I awoke earlier than normal and jumped in the shower and then went out for a walk, but there were so many people walking up and down the canal that it was hard to avoid them, so instead I walked up and down the top of the park whilst on the phone to my … Continue reading The Coronavirus Cronicles: Day 10 & 11