{Poem} Cracks

If I let my tears run thick and fast, they would wash away my mask; you would see that I’m not all I’m cracked up to be.  How would you know? As you choose to see What you want to see. Your choices have cracks. One day, I hope you attend To her cracks. Before … More {Poem} Cracks

{Poem} Sea change

I questioned what I thought was right for me; turns out it was a detriment to my recovery.  In desperate times You can discover Ways to either Sink or float Your rudder. Perhaps we don’t Give our bodies credit enough  – I know I certainly haven’t. I rule with my head; Logic, progress – success. … More {Poem} Sea change

{Poem} Aqua therapy

I wrote this poem several months ago after I had found my ‘thing’ – floating in the pool with oldies. Initially, I started with hydrotherapy (physio guided exercises) – then as my physical strength increased I graduated and enrolled in aquaerobics (water dancing) at my local pool. This has been the only type of exercise … More {Poem} Aqua therapy

{Poem} Lavender

I know ‘Poetry Monday’ has just been, but today is a bad day – my condition has flared and I want to share this with you.  I wrote this poem as I sat trapped inside my apartment, tied to my couch, watching the world go by – wondering if I will ever get better? I … More {Poem} Lavender

The A-Z of ME/CFS

It is estimated that around a quarter of a million Australians have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) – there is currently no government funding for researching this condition. Therefore, money is raised by non-for-profit organisations, patients, crowd funding and through private donations. ME/CFS is so much more than simply being ‘tired’ – no amount of ‘getting some sunshine’, ‘rest’ … More The A-Z of ME/CFS