Hi, I’m Clare. I was diagnosed with M.E. in 2005 when I had just started secondary school.
I went from an energetic girl, who almost always had her head stuck in a book, to being almost bed bound for 3-4 years whilst studying for my GCSEs, and struggling to read much more than a few sentences, let alone a whole book.
Between 2010 and 2017 I completed a degree part-time with The Open University. In 2019 I gained t he additional diagnosis of hypermobility. Physiotherapy began and to this day continues.
I also have autonomic dysfunction, in the form of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, with other forms of autonomic dysfunction still under investigation. Currently unable to work due to the sheer number of hospital appointments, I live with my parents at their home in Essex, UK. My blog is my way of sharing tips and tricks for living with chronic illness, sharing my journey and generally a way of helping me cope; it includes the highs and lows of living, within the limits dictated by chronic illness.