Hi, I’m Penny. Thank you for visiting my blog ~ Hope found in M.E.
I’m a Christian Chronic Illness Blogger/Writer and Podcaster, homebound by severe *ME/cfs since 2004. An empty nester in midlife, I’m blessed with a husband and beautiful Sighthound who travel the bumpy *’spoonie‘ road with me.
I started my blog in 2016, while adjusting to a very painful farewell to my first adopted companion Sighthound of 10 years. There was a huge void.
My aim, to find and share hope amidst massive life change, which has been ongoing for some years. I write about many aspects of life, the subjects being fairly eclectic. A bit like me. I also enjoy trying to make folk laugh.
I’m aka a ~
Some topics I discuss are sensitive, which is something that can’t be ignored in Chronic Illness life. But I try not to be serious for too long.
I share on the many aspects of life with the Chronic Illness, ME/cfs. The changes and challenges, discovering hope, with humour (I love to laugh), creativity, and renewed faith. And rebuilding a life.
The thread of my faith runs through out my blog and is what really urged me to start writing. I also touch on my life pre-ill health, when memories present themselves.
I have had ME/cfs Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since 2004, on the more severe end of the scale. I also have BTOS – Bilateral Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, & apparently am one in a million to have that joyous combination!
I have added a more detailed account of my experience of ME/cfs. If you’re not familiar with ME/cfs – Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (aka Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), to be honest, I wasn’t either. Also prompted by a fellow blogger, who was unsure what ME/cfs stood for. My story with ME/cfs explains in more detail and is a work in progress, along with – What’s in a shoe?… #MillionsMissing.
I have work published by Live Art Development Agency, London in – The Live Art Almanac Volume 5‘. Which I am ecstatic about. I talk a little more about it here –Eek! I have been published!!
I’ve had quite a varied life, and I like to draw on that in my blog. Some say I lived enough for two lives pre-MEcfs, so that’s probably just as well. I may not be able to write at the same volume as many others, but I hope you enjoy what you read here.
Thanks again for popping by
Have a blessed day.
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- *Spoonies – folk with Chronic Illness. Spoons being a measure of available energy.
- *MEep – an ME peep.
- *pwME – person with ME.
- *#Millionsmissing – The #MillionsMissing Campaign.
PS. I love sighthounds!
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Thank you for sharing your story, Penny!
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Thank you, Miriam. 💕
You’re welcome, Penny. 💖
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