Let’s try that again… at a distance.

All the way back in 1994, barely two months into my Honours year in Philosophy at Monash, I had to withdraw due to illness. My teachers and tutors had, they told me, been concerned as they watched me descend into exhaustion, and were relieved I was willing to take a break and care for my … Continue reading Let’s try that again… at a distance.

This little #spoonie went to Uni, but this little #spoonie must stay home.

In my last post I noted that what worried me, and my medical team, most about my returning to university after 25 years was how my hypotension, migraine, osteoarthritis and CFS/ME* would respond to the physicality of getting in to Uni. I also said that I had plans and solutions for everything I could imagine … Continue reading This little #spoonie went to Uni, but this little #spoonie must stay home.

On the cessation of chronic pain and the unexpected emotions accompanying it.

This post is for all my lovely friends but especially those of you living with #chronicpain, #chronicfatigue, #endometriosis, #adenomyosis and assorted debilitating, often invisible, conditions. On the 1st of Jun, 2018, I finally had the hysterectomy I had been begging for for over a decade to address the severe "period pain" which has stolen between … Continue reading On the cessation of chronic pain and the unexpected emotions accompanying it.