National M.E. Awareness Month

Me chronic fatigue

Me chronic fatigue

There are lots of awareness days and weeks for many worthy causes however this one stands out.

I have M.E.

Or to give it its full name myalgic encephalomyelitis or its hip name of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It’s much more than just fatigue.

I am one of the 250,000 people in the UK who need a bit of help but don’t have a big “disabled” sticker on them. We don’t like to use sticks or wheelchairs. We want to be better. We want to be the way we were.

So if it’s not tiredness, what is it. The Olympic sport sleeping ability loses its fun after the third day of only being awake for an hour and not being able to do more than go to the toilet. There’s also the

Brain fog
Memory loss
Muscle pain
Joint pain
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Mood swings

Having to live with some of these no wonder I can be grouchy! These are hidden symptoms and most of the time we look OK.  The best way of describing life is by “but you don’t look sick” and their spoon theory. 

With ME awareness month, please remember we want to still be part of life, it’s just our body sucks most days. Keep us in mind. Drop your friend an email. Let them know you are still there.

Me chronic fatigue




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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  1. last year's girl

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a total misnomer, I’m sure you – and the close friends of mine who have to live with this arsehole of an illness – would be delighted if you were just a bit tired all the time.

    Big loves to you, Mrs Foodie x

    1. Glasgow Foodie

      aww thank you Mrs Stylish 🙂 It’s like a hangover without the fun!


  2. Tracey Peach

    I have been diagnosed with CFS for about 8 years now. I’m nothing of the person I used to be. I don’t think I will ever be that person again, CFS has robbed me of my life. Am I bitter? no because being bitter takes brain energy I don’t have. Hugs for M.E that’s anyone with M.E/CFS

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