Thursday, 15 October 2020



It's been a little while since I last wrote a blog but other events and people have come into my life. 

This blog and my poem is inspired by an event that I experienced some time ago. I've never forgotten it and how I felt at the time. 

All my senses were totally overwhelmed. 

I'll explain a little of how I came to find myself in such a situation.     

Because of my M.E. and my sensitivity, I've chosen to live in a quiet and calm location in France. See the locations effect.

Most people with M.E. are sensitive to some degree to light, noise, odours, chemicals, food, medications and touch. 

Hypersensitivity is a real issue for people with M.E. and forms part of the many symptoms

I had a reason to go back to the UK and perhaps underestimated how I would cope and what effect it would have on me. 

When I was younger and healthy I lived and worked in a busy city. I was accustomed to all that came along with it. It was never a problem. 

However when I returned to that environment I felt totally overwhelmed and unable to cope with the sensory overload. 

I now know that I made the right decision in choosing to live in a better environment. Of course not everyone with M.E. has that opportunity. 

Have you ever been in a similar situation? 

How did you feel? 

Until next time I'll be staying at home! 

À bientôt

from the French Femme



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