There will not be much re the medical side of M.E as this is Ireland, deep rural and far from any hospital etc. That does not really matter to me. I have been ill since I was 27 and am now heading for 80 at an accelerating
We have no medical care on the island but we have a fine new helipad and an excellent Air Ambulance service. Far faster then by road..
And I am used to the illness and to the life it tried to dictate. I have news for it; I choose my life and had I not been stricken, at this time of my life would probably be where I am now.
I have always loved remote places, and hated towns and cities and always had this total fascination with islands, Family and friends just got used to the fact that if there was an island, I would be on it!.
Just is a total adoration! And I always hated leaving a new island
The worst most horrible time here was when I got stranded on the mainland when a freak storm blew up. Heaved a great sigh of relief on the boat the following day! A mainlander is one who hates coming over and dreads the idea of being stranded here!. Our stalwart Priest hates coming here! But he does it every time..
Before I came to Ireland in 2002, I was a decade on a North Sea island, with a goat, hens, peafowl, ducks, geese, Jacobs sheep for wool and cats. Always cats... And when it was time to drop away from the craft trading? I have extended family and their colleagues rescuing babies from rubbish tips in India and Nepal and working with the most destitute of homeless folk. So the work I sold helped that work,, still does! My neighbours here are football crazy and I sold them hand knitted Irish style hats in the right colours!
I think I will leave it here; to see if this is going to appeal and divert. There will be M.E friendly stuff interwoven..