Why Mononucleosis / Glandular Fever Might Be The Cause of All My Problems When I was sixteen, I got glandular fever. Some countries call this mononucleosis. Until then, I had been athletic, active, engaged and energetic about life. I was delirious for two weeks with a fever of 104°f (40°c). I was swetting so much … Continue reading The Relationship Between Epstein Barr, ME/CFS and Long COVID
A Short Story Gretchin Williams clutched the Golden Globe in her hand as she looked out at the sea of familiar faces. The applause died down and she placed the statue on the lectern in front of her and began unfolding a piece of paper, her hands shaking as she did so. Squinting at the … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late
I was in a conversation with a group of people earlier today in which we discussed the concept of reasonable limits. We asked ourselves what it might look like for us to set reasonable limits in various areas of our lives. I smiled ruefully when this topic came up because I know that in my … Continue reading Reasonable Limits
I always used to say, "don't come to me with a problem unless you are prepared to be a part of the solution." It doesn't mean that you need to have all the answers, it just means you need to be willing to contribute. It's easy to point out the problems and deficiencies of this … Continue reading A Spring Clean of the Mind
Hasn't it been a horrible year? That's certainly how I felt about it when I recently started to reflect on the last twelve months. I lost friends to the pandemic, I nearly lost my mum after a fall, I've been stuck at home for months, and I have nothing to look forward to. I feel … Continue reading Accentuate the Positive
We're hearing from experts in the field of psychology and mental health who are warning us of an epidemic that is on the horizon. This isn’t the pandemic. This isn’t an impending third, fourth or even fifth wave. This is a global mental health crisis on a level that we have never seen before, and … Continue reading Emergence
Letters in Lockdown Season 3, Episode 10, saying thank you to the NHS.
Pearls of wisdom I've picked up along the way that I really need to hear. I hope you get something from them too. Letters in Lockdown Podcast S3 E8.
Lockdown Podcast 2:4.