Tag: Chronic Pain

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support

One of the illnesses that I have seen clients deeply affected by, is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), or ME.  An illness that causes overwhelming tiredness, even after rest or sleep, CFS impacts significantly on the emotional and physical well-being of those who suffer from it.  In those of a working age, there is the added…

Let’s Get Physical

Over the last week, I did something rather extraordinary, for me!  I signed up to membership of our local Leisure Centre! I now have access to use of all of the facilities; including gym, pool and the various classes that run from there.  I have ordered some new gym wear and I have booked myself…

Parkinson’s and Sleep Problems

One of the things that many people with Parkinson’s Disease commonly struggle with, is our sleeping patterns.  If you listen to anyone living with Parkinson’s, you will almost certainly hear regular expressions of frustration, and even desperation, at the difficulty of achieving any sort of regular sleep pattern.  In fact, in all likelihood, you will…

Inside Outside / Outside Inside

‘Inside Outside. Outside Inside’. I created this artwork to symbolise a number of things.  First, I painted a simple landscape; representing ‘outside’.  I cut it into strips; representing my pain ‘inside’, something I now understand as being caused by my Parkinson’s Disease, and how that has in many ways cut me into strips. I placed…

It’s a New Dawn

It is always lovely when people ask me about my work.  I am often asked about where I work, about the sort of work that I do and about my profession.  I thought it might be nice to share with my readers, something of what is a typical day for me, before I even get…

Down Time

I made a rather rough sketch of myself on a day when I needed to find comfort and rest from the chronic pain and other symptoms that I suffer.  Sketching, and other forms of art, can be a therapeutic way to express oneself and to process how it feels to experience difficulties that are caused by illness. …

‘Stick’ At It

One of the biggest changes in my life, was the onset of chronic illness.  Update: Since writing this Blog post, I have, as of June 27th 2017, now conclusively been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease. An Uninvited Change. Although I can trace the slow progression of my illnesses back to my early twenties, it was in 2010…