P/o/EM

I wrote the poem below twelve days ago now. People with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) will recognise the play on a familiar term we use in my title – PEM, which is short for Post-Exertional Malaise. This is a time when M.E. symptoms intensify – the feeling of having no energy, heavy limbs, exhaustion and depletion,Continue reading “P/o/EM”

Stories to tell

I have such an urge to write at the moment. The words are all clamouring for their audience and different ones want different platforms too. Some want to crawl out of the end of my pen and seep into my notebook, some want to fly out and take nest in its pages. Some are moreContinue reading “Stories to tell”

Mercury slow-down

Well it’s been a while but appears to be another day where the words aren’t coming so easy.  Mercury hasn’t gone retrograde just yet but has entered what is called its shadow period and I already sense since it is in it’s most comfortable sign, Gemini, that it’s impact is likely to be around communication.Continue reading “Mercury slow-down”

Body beautiful

I visited my exercise therapist today. Yes it’s a thing and if you have M.E or other forms of unexplained fatigue you get to find out what one of these can do. It’s been a revelation. Something I initially resisted but have embraced. It sounded like it would be something akin to school gym. JumpingContinue reading “Body beautiful”