April 11th 2022
My name is Emma, and I have very recently made the decision to start blogging.
And why have I decided to do this, you might ask?
Well, for a start, I went missing from the world for 3 years – and no-one even looked for me! Rude. I wasn’t missing in the criminal sense you see – it was my body keeping me hostage. Which is probably better than some knife wielding freak, but still – not ideal. I was severely unwell, unable to care for myself, housebound – often bedridden, for 3 years due to chronic illnesses POTS and M.E.
So, what the hell happened to me during that time?! Answer being, apart from a downright rude number of extra wrinkles and grey hair (not all of them on my head – NOT impressed), and a baby (VERY impressed) – quite a lot actually. Hence the blog.
I feel I want to put my missing years out there in the ether as a means of validating my existence during that time. Validating my existence and those who are in the same position currently and often unable to validate themselves. I want to share with you what severe M.E and POTS looks like, in the hope of raising awareness about these conditions and encouraging others living with it to keep on keeping on.
Nowadays I am doing a lot better – albeit not cured (what with it being chronic and all). After being unable to do much for myself for so long – I am grateful for absolutely everything and anything I am now able to do. Like make a sandwich. And start a blog. It’s still new (the blog that is – I ate the sandwich), but I will be adding more posts soon. My plan is to share my experiences both past (when I was severe) and present… now I am no longer missing.
So, please feel free to take a look around the site, subscribe if you like what you see, and click the icons at the top or bottom of the page to follow me on Facebook or Instagram. And once again – welcome, and thank you so much for stopping by!