Saturday, 14 September 2013


Right now I am in the middle of an ME and fibromyalgia crash, caused by trying to do too much and not saying no enough and things just happening that I have had to deal with and not enough sleep over a number of weeks.  It seems a cruel irony that a fatigue causing illness should come with the inability to sleep.

I am trying not to feel sorry for myself, or blame myself too much, although I know that this is what happens if I overdo things; neither am I asking for your pity.  But there might not be much interesting blogging going on for a bit while I regroup and keep practising resting.  I am trying to teach myself to see resting as constructive, not simply wasting time or achieving nothing, this effort is in its early days so far.

For now I shall go back to bed, in between short times knitting, I think having something restful to do is so important with any kind of chronic illness.  It provides something else to think about outside oneself and helps pass the time.  Certainly I have become good at finding low-energy things to do, perhaps one day I shall have to write about it here, when I have rested that is!

A gratuitous picture of some roses because they're beautiful.


  1. Take care of yourself, lovely. xx

  2. So sorry you're going through this. I think that actually relaxing when you have ME (judging from my daughter's experience) is very difficult indeed. The things she used to find relaxing are far too energy-consuming for her to do when she's very unwell. Resting is definitely an art. So I hope your resting phase can be truly restorative. And I'll be interested to read your list of low-energy activities!

  3. I have just found your blog.
    My daughter suffers from ME and is the busiest person I know. She amazes me at just how much she manages to get sone and for someone that suffers from extreme tiredness, I wonder just how she keeps going.
    I am loving the entries on the blog about your knitting