Thursday, 19 July 2018



It's that time of year when lots of people go on holiday but not me. 

Many of us with M.E. are unable to go on holiday as our resources are limited and we are just too ill. 

It's not just missing out on a holiday in the normal sense but having a break from the life of never ending illness. 

So I thought that I would revisit one of my poems about the need to have a holiday from M.E. 


I need a holiday
To walk away from me
To become someone else
And to live normally

I want a holiday
A break from all the pain
I’ve forgotten what’s it’s like
To feel normal again

I need a holiday
To escape from M.E.
A break from this battle
That I must face daily

I want a holiday
A break away from me
A break from this illness
To become M.E. free

I need a holiday
To escape this life now
To rediscover me
If only I knew how

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have even just one day or a weekend when we feel well, normal and able to do all the things that other healthy people are able to do? 

Wouldn't be wonderful if we could go on holiday without suffering payback?

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have our lives back? 

Maybe one day. 

I think we have to live in hope. 

In the meantime I'm going to try and compensate with other small pleasures. 

I do have some gluten free ice- cream in my freezer 😃 

A bientot 
The French Femme