|30 days of vegetarianism = DONE!|
So, for your viewing pleasure I give you pictures of my evening meals for the past month (breakfast was always a bowl of Rice Krispies or Bite Size Shredded Wheat and lunch was always a banana and meal replacement shake just for your information)
For the last two days I am sadly sick, got the lurgy but The Dave has whisked me away for some sea air and rest ~ so I am currently happily resting away in my sea-side retreat. The caravan’s a bit nippy but thankfully packed plenty of warm jumpers and the fire is doing it’s job! As you can tell, being away we are being lazy and eating very easy to prepare foods – but still on the vegetarian trip until the end and none the less tasty for it’s simplicity either.
|Day 29 ~ Wholemeal Bagel, beans & Scrambled Egg|
|Day 30 ~ Pub Fare, Cheese & Coleslaw in Granary bread with sides of chips & onion rings (shared the sides with The Dave).|
If you are unaware of how ME affects the sufferer then this may help you understand. Each patient is different, symptoms will vary from day to day and some are more severe than others. Whilst the mild sufferer can manage a “normal-ish” life, working part-time and pacing well, a severe suffer is bed ridden, needing 24 hour care and support. Wherever you are on the spectrum of severity it is a hugely unpleasant and isolating illness. It takes so much from you and gives nothing in return.
For us, with two teenage daughters having moderate to severe ME and myself, their carer, having mild to moderate ME, life has become a challenge. It’s a juggling act requiring planning and contingencies. The girls had to leave school and miss out on vital education because if it. We have three wheelchairs and two pairs of crutches, bed cradles, shower stools etc. It’s not an easy illness to live with. That’s why for us personally, and all other sufferers, your support is vital and much appreciated. The more that ME is recognised and accepted for the real physical illness it is and NOT as a psychological “it’s all in your mind” illness then steps can be made to change how patients are perceived by some members of the medical profession and general public.