May 12: ME Awareness Day

The International Day of Awareness for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases is on May 12. (This year also marks the 25th Anniversary of the May 12th Awareness Day—more details about this day, and its history, are at the above link.) My main focus for this post is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (abbreviated as 'ME'). You could be forgiven for asking, "Myalgic encepha-what-now? What... Continue Reading →

Challenges of going to church

Park bench ponderings. Maybe she's thinking about church? (Photo credit: iStock.com/skyNext)   //   Last weekend, I decided to try going to church. It had only been more than twelve months since the last time! While feeling 'too worn out and unwell' is my usual reason for avoiding church, it's also true that over time, I lost the... Continue Reading →

What’s in a number?

Or, more to the point, what's in 1,462 days? Today marks the very day, four years ago, that a flu-like illness felled me. At the time, I couldn't have known how this would play out. Like anyone with the flu, I thought that after a few weeks of taking it easy, I'd get better. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →

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