• Silent Valley • I’ve been wanting to do this walk for a very long time. Slept for several hours after and will take days to recover, but worth it. • • • • #silentvalley #silentvalleyreservoir #kilkeel #northernireland #norniron #ireland #discoverireland #ehlersdanlossyndrome #winterwalks #winterinireland #newyears #christmas #yule
Here's some photos of the day and a video of the aftermath, because it's really only fair to show both sides -I could make everything look pretty and shiny in my life through social media but we all know that's a load of bollox. I do myself and my conditions no justice by not representing the truth. On top of that it's harmful to any young, impressionable zebra out there (or anyone with chronic conditions) who feel like a failure for not living up to what many portray online.
I developed ME/ CFS after the flu a few years back. It was a scary experience and I struggle to deal with my feelings about when it was at its peak even now -In coma like states for up to 20 hours, I had no life, Bicky couldn't wake me but I can hear him trying to. I was very lucky to have a post infection version which has since subsided to only once or twice a month of the coma-like sleeps, but I dread it coming back full time, if it's very triggered again the future. Naturally I have received the flu shot every year since, without fail, and will never forget again.