Category Archives for "Personal Updates"

My Wheelchair And I: Shopping With The Family

Char sitting in a wheelchair in a botanical nursery. Title reads: shopping with the family, Personal Update.

​I actually left the house this week! Leaving the house is not something that happens very often when you have a chronic illness as debilitating as M​yalgic Encephalomyelitis. Months can go by without seeing the other side of my front door. I have reached a point where I'm able to walk around the house daily without causing too much payback, but going out is still so utterly draining that it usually takes me days to recover.

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How I’ve Been Since Moving To The New House

Char lying on the sofa, looking exhausted. Title reads: how I've been since moving to the new house. Personal update.

We are settled in the new house now and I'm happy to say that I'm doing much better than I was a few months ago in London! Of course I'm still housebound, but I'm able to be up and walk around the house in the day. No more staying in bed all day, except during flares if I overdo things. Something I did over the last two days, but other than that I haven't ​had a big flare since moving to the new house in May!

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Still Itching: Time To Find The Unknown Allergen

Some books and papers strewn on the table. Title reads: I'm still itching, time to find the unknown allergen. Personal update.

I'm still struggling with this allergic reaction that started in February. I initially thought it was the Keto rash and tried coming off the ketogenic diet to get rid of it, without success. I then thought histamine intolerance, so I went low histamine, which cut out a huge amount of staples for me, including my main fat sources. So I added dairy back in. This full body itch still persists, I'm not sure what it is and it just won't go away!

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