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Posts in category M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

Alcohol and me


  My relationship with alcohol is long standing. As a young Panda I could drink quite a lot.  I did drink quite a lot on occasions.  In my first week of university I decided not to drink until I’d graduated as a) I was in London, it’s not cheap but mostly b) I commuted to […]



  They say Pride comes before a fall… PapaCubb suffers from severe pride, it runs in the family.  His Father died of Prostate Cancer because he was so proud he left it until he could no longer walk to see a doctor about it.  This kind of Pride is the worst.  With PapaCubb Pride means […]

Party Hard


    So yesterday was my bday BBQ (my actual bday isn’t until Fri), and I’d spent most of sat getting things ready for it (see this) then got up early for more prep pre guest arrival.  This meant that by the time people started arriving I was already pretty tired.  My amazing LilbroCubb helped […]

The trilogy of solitudes


   I’ve decided there are three primary types of solitude: Social solitude Mental solitude Physical solitude Social Solitude -interactions- Social solitude is basically a lack of socialising. This could be for many reasons and can wax and wane.  For instance you may have lots of friends who are simply just very busy, or a few […]

The Truth About Sugar & Chronic Illness

The Truth About Sugar & Chronic Illness

So I’ve been trying to reduce my sweet tooth too.  I’m still a Pepsi Max addict but I alternate with tea, coffee, water and soda with lime as well now, all unsweetened, not even with sweeteners as I get enough of that in Pepsi (I.e. too much).  I’ve also switched to dark chocolate and limit […]

On naps

Mao Mao is not feeling particularly energetic

  Due to trying to be productive (playing WoW mostly but it’s something) I’ve gone without my afternoon naps for a few days… …today I caved and I’m struggling to stay awake now, I so want to go to bed but have at least an hour to go until I can take my bed-time meds. […]

I left the house!

I left the house!

Shock horror I left the house on a Sunday!  I went out into nature in my wheelchair for an hour or so.  The sun was out and it was warm, except in the shade where it was a tad nippy. It felt good to get out.  Afterwards I came home and played computer games to […]

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