I accidentally went surfing…

me blue dress smileYep, that’s right, I, Snooze Mackenzie, CFS warrior and worrier, accidentally went surfing on Monday! What, did I trip and somehow find myself on a floating board in the ocean? Well, no, it was a decision I made, one that was fun, but one that freaked me out as well and has had me on the foam roller twice a day since! Read on

Less crappy bad days

meandwinkThere’s been a shift in my fatigued state over the last month in that the bad days are definitely better. By this I mean that they are getting less frequent and less severe, but they are also getting harder to deal with. Read on

I slept properly last night!

jumpI’m writing this after the first good night’s sleep I’ve had in a week and I feel like a completely different person. Woo hoo, sleep is the bomb. You’d think I get a lot of sleep, being chronically fatigued and all, but that’s one of the weirder parts of CFS in that you’re exhausted but find it hard to sleep.  Read on

Make my health my priority

mybyfireWhat’s that? My health is more important than the obligation to attend a family event that I don’t want to go to anyway? Yes! What’s that, my health is more important than a coffee date I’d like to go on but will inevitably crash on the other side of? Well yes, but I’d rather go have coffee and not crash, can’t I do that? Not always. Read on

Baby Crash

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Last week I expended a huge amount of energy and subsequently crashed on the other side. And why did I do this? Why after such steely resolve not to keep pushing and crashing did I push and then crash? Well, for the most excellent reason that I became an Auntie. Read on

Mental (adjustments)

crazymeI’ve been having an interesting time inside my head these last 15 months trying to wrangle all the scary thoughts about fatigue and adjust to this much-altered lifestyle. The hardest thing I’ve had to do is accept that I can’t do everything my “old self” or “healthy self” could do, and that sucks. Read on