A new start

I said I was going to write a long blog about what happened to me last year.

I changed my mind.

This blog is the reason I have a career as a novelist. It’s been with me since my first ever internet date, it’s travelled the world with me and it’s witnessed me meet and start my life with The Man.

I love my blog. I don’t want to go and take a crap on it, which is what I would be doing were I to inventory the hours, days and weeks of doom during my time stuck in bed.

Getting better is what matters to me today. That’s what I want to think about and write about. To hell with the doom!

But to enable me to begin this joyful new trajectory, I accept that I need to give you at least the basics of what happened. So, in a nutshell, I developed ME (or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as they now call it,) in May. It took me out completely and I had six months of hell. I guess the only good thing about the whole stinking experience is that I never lost hope, and so never got depressed.. Although I wasn’t exactly happy. When it takes you ten hours to change the sheets on your bed because you have to lie down each time you lift up a sodding pillowcase, your capacity for mirth wanes.

Then I decided to try a thing I’d heard about, called The Lightning Process. After a three day seminar with an amazing woman called Clare Hudman, who is one of their practitioners, I found myself completely well again.

This remains an extraordinary and astonishing thing. IT TOOK THREE DAYS! I could barely move at times and then… Boom. My life was back.

I was out of my bed, I was making plans, seeing friends, starting slowly to exercise again and re-engaging with things that had died during my illness, such as spontaneity and creativity. Oh, and basic conversation.

Now I won’t shut up.

I AM SO HAPPY TO BE WELL THAT I WHOOP EVERY DAY. In fact I feel better than I did before that awful day when I woke up and nothing in my body was working. I feel like a spring lamb but with a blonde fringe and a pair of Nike Pegasuses. I’m infuriatingly joyful. I sometimes just jump up and down.

My friends and family are beyond thrilled but I suspect they sometimes wish I would shut the fuck up. And sit down a bit more often. And be sullen and grumpy at least once in a while. Happy people can be quite annoying.

The Man, though, who has probably had a horrible time looking after me, is all for the whooping and high kicks. He loves it. He’s whooping quite a lot himself these days, although in a bass baritone fashion.

So – testicles to raking over miserable times. Did you hear me? TESTICLES. This blog is going to become an ode to the life I love. I will blog little and often (she says, confidently) about things that have made me smile. Laugh. Punch the air. Feel fantastic. And I shall share them with you, dear readers, and you can share right back. I will call these blogs WOT I LOVED TODAY. And that is that.

Happy New Year, you lovely auld bunch of feckers. May you have a blinding 2014. X

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7 Responses to A new start

  1. Steph says:

    Always nicer to give two fingers to the bad times and move on… And much more fun! So thrilled you’re feeling so good!

  2. Sarah McEown says:

    Lucy!
    How utterly tremendous! Happiest New Year to you and yours! I am inexpressibly pleased for you, and despite only being a vague internet voice, I have thought of you often and hoped you were doing all right.
    I shall jump up and down across the pond on your behalf, and look forward to any happy, joyful updates from you.
    May this year be unrelentinglywonderful, day in and day out.
    It’s very good to have you back.
    Lots of love.

    ~S

  3. Sarah McEown says:

    Lucy!
    How utterly tremendous! Happiest New Year to you and yours! I am inexpressibly pleased for you, and despite only being a vague internet voice, I have thought of you often and hoped you were doing all right.
    I shall jump up and down across the pond on your behalf, and look forward to any happy, joyful updates from you.
    May this year be unrelentingly wonderful, day in and day out.
    It’s very good to have you back.
    Lots of love.

    ~S

  4. Catriona says:

    So glad to hear you are happy & whooping & you never let it get you down! New blog looks fabulous! X

  5. Jill says:

    Hi Lucy

    That’s fantastic and so pleased you are better. It gives me hope. I have been getting progressively worse for last 3 months without answers. Ended up in a&e again on New Year’s Eve where they have basically ruled everything out and think I have CFS. Not been able to get out of bed for 2 days and feel like I am losing my mind and body. But seeing this perhaps I will come through it

    Whoop whoop for your recovery

    Jill

    • Lucy Robinson says:

      Hi Jill, thanks for writing… And I’m so sorry you’re having a rough time. I really hope you get better soon. X

  6. Kati Palin says:

    SO glad you’re feeling better, welcome back to LIFE!

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