About Me

Who are you? 

I’m Rhoda, 29 years old, married and suffer from M.E.

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Tell us a bit about you.

Originally from the beautiful Isle of Mull, I moved to Glasgow to study Electrical & Mechanical engineering. I met my husband in Glasgow and we now live on the outskirts. I started to suffer from M.E. towards the end of my degree but managed to recover enough to start work as an engineer. After two years the M.E. took over again and here I am three years on starting this blog!

Why did you start this blog?

I’ve hummed and hawed about speaking out about my life with M.E., today I’ve bitten the bullet and started this blog. I hope that it will help to raise awareness and also help me as I plod along in day to day life.

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7 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Rhoda
    I read about your problems with ME with interest and thought that you may be interested to hear about the girlfriend of one of my colleagues.
    G had not been at university long when she was diagnosed with ME. Somehow she managed to get her degree and then moved down to Norfolk with her boyfriend when he was recruited for a job with us.
    She could only just manage a couple of days a week as a teaching assistant in a local school. Most of the time she was exhausted, everything tired her out.
    Then they heard about Phil Parker and the Ligtning Process. There was a course locally, in Norwich. It was pricey, but G’s parents said that they would help.
    J, my colleague, has told me that he noticed a huge difference in her after the very first session and the improvement over the duration, and since, was just amazing. She now leads a normal life and has bumped up her hours at the school to full time.
    This is the link http://www.lightningprocess.com/Landing/ If you go on a course, do let me know what happens, would love to hear from you. Good luck!

    • Thank you so much for your comment – it has given me hope! I had heard of this before but wasn’t really sure what it actually was! It’s great to hear that it has worked for someone you know! I shall definitely look into it. So pleased to hear that G is doing much better. :-)Thank you! x

  2. hello Rhoda. would be interested to know if u did try the LP and found a good local person. also if u know of any GPs near the West End of Glasgow who are ME friendly. i am a friend of Crawford Whyte (from Mull). he kindly gave me your blog link. sorry if this is the wrong place to post and delete if u want, but i tried various things and even ended up accidently opening up a blog. lol. yours is very interesting and ur a remarkable positive person. glad u have held on to that sense of humour. thank u for that. wishing u well. bernee x

    • Hi Bernee. Thank you for your lovely comment – and to Crawford for sending you over here. I don’t actually know of any West End M.E. Friendly GPs but I have asked a friend who runs a local support group so if I get an answer I will definitely let you know.

      We haven’t tried the LP. I’ve heard mixed things about it. I’m up for trying anything really but the expense scares me a little. I previously went to two private doctors, spent money and didn’t really see any difference so I’m a bit worried about the same thing happening again. Then again you can’t put a price on health so perhaps we should just bite the bullet and go for it!

      If you don’t mind me asking, how long have you been suffering for? Do you have a support network? There is a support group meets in the west end. I signed up for their emails but I haven’t made it as it’s too far for me to go. If you could make it maybe they could advise you on a good GP? Here’s the link http://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-ME/

      LOL at accidently opening up a blog! Sounds like me!

      At the moment I am trying a diet which I have found helps a bit – I need to blog about it but just haven’t got round to it yet. I started it in April last year and I find it’s made a general difference to my “base level”. It’s called SCD – http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/ and http://scdlifestyle.com/ should give you some info. A friend recommended it and I was sceptical to begin with but it’s helped – a little, but these little improvements feel like huge victories don’t they?

      Sorry I’ve rambled on a bit. Hope it all makes some kind of sense.

      Feel free to get in touch any time – here or email or Facebook (Crawford can help you find me I’m sure).

      Your comment really touched me, thank you very much.

      Stay strong – we will get there in the end!! x

  3. ps i did try clicking on like as your intro is so good. but it just brought up the wordpress frame which i though was to register. silly me. yes, i can relate to much of what u share. especially that foggy mind (i go with brain).

    • Aw thank you! I don’t really “get” wordpress to be honest!

      Thanks, I’ve found it really helps reading / chatting to other folk, even online, as you realise you are not alone. 🙂

      Take care and hope you are doing as well as you can be. x

  4. Hello Rhoda.
    Just read your intro blog with great interest, along with the other comments and replies.
    I will look in to the diet link also the lightning link.
    So glad we found each other.
    I haven’t got a clue what I am doing on wordpress either to be honest. Gave three cheers when I found you!!!
    Here’s to happy rambling along the path of M.E.
    xx

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