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 ~

  • Spoonie
  • MEep
  • pwME
  • #Millionsmissing

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 hereEek! 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.

Penny @hopefoundinme

If you would like to get in touch please head over to the Contact Page or Visitors Book via the Main Menu.

You can also find me on


  • *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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