Watching from the Inside


By Fiona Wood

I have no sense of time anymore. No sense of the temperature outside. Peoples lives running fast, no pacing required. Through Facebook I get a sense of what is happening in the lives of my friends and family. They sometimes send words of “hope you get well.” Those are hard to read as I will never get better.

I’m deteriorating while outside is evolving and celebrating. I am trapped on the inside looking out. But I try to remain gracious and pleased for them hoping they never succumb to my fate.

10 thoughts on “Watching from the Inside

    1. Hi Susi,
      Thank you for your lovely comment.
      I’ve just had a nurse visit me and I said I’m still in August as I haven’t properly been outside since then😂.
      But yes, chronic illness for so many people is incredibly isolating and especially for those living on their own. At least I have my husband, two dogs and two children when they visit.
      Yet, despite that, I do have times of loneliness as now I am 90% of the time in my bedroom. Thank goodness for the Internet! Hence resurrecting my blog, ‘Don’t Dismiss M.E’. My aim is to raise awareness about ME, Myalgic Encephomyelitis.
      But it was cathartic to be able to really bare my soul here on Drabble!
      Much love,

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      1. Hi Fiona! You are so welcome. I’m sorry to hear of your circumstances but glad that you have found an outlet to feel more connected to the rest of the world. May your continued contributions here help to alleviate more of the isolation you feel. I look forward to understanding more about ME and getting to know you further! ❤


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