chronic illness · mental health · writings

on the bad days when i struggle to function

Today is a bad day. I have already been awake for 4 hours and have only managed to drag myself out of bed once, to the bathroom and back which is 2m away. Apart from that, my body simply feels too weak and my heart too low to gather together the energy to move. It… Continue reading on the bad days when i struggle to function

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chronic illness · mental health · writings

chronic fatigue syndrome & insomnia; when you’re too tired to sleep

What's interesting about CFS is that regardless of how exhausted you are, how debilitated your brain feels due to the excessive tiredness and weakness taking over your body, there is still this wonderful (I say that in a sarcastic tone) element to the condition that is known asΒ insomnia. When your body is completely shattered, yet… Continue reading chronic fatigue syndrome & insomnia; when you’re too tired to sleep

mental health · writings

a diary extract; exhaustion, overload and a buzzy brain

"I write this on a day where I have been so sick I have been unable to get out of bed, have been passing in and out of consciousness all day and have been overwhelmingly exhausted and very easily over-stimulated by everything I try to do. Even reading a page of my book lead my… Continue reading a diary extract; exhaustion, overload and a buzzy brain

chronic illness · mental health · writings

notes on blindness; thoughts on chronic illness & shifting perspectives

Sometimes I forget how to cry, how to feel, how to resonate with the deep emotions and feelings of those around me. And yet sometimes there is such intensity swelling up in the pit of my stomach, like a endless cavern that can never be filled, all at once rising to the surface and threatening… Continue reading notes on blindness; thoughts on chronic illness & shifting perspectives

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writing as a means of connection and coping with chronic illness

Writing has this truly wonderful way of allowing your inner most feelings to be revealed and expressed through language that sometimes we might not otherwise know how to put into spoken words. Sometimes, feelings can be too painful and overwhelming to attempt to speak out into the air, and writing them down, allowing the emotion… Continue reading writing as a means of connection and coping with chronic illness