Its been a while

Hello strangers,

Sorry it has been so long.  I started the blog off with full intentions of keeping it going but I had no real idea on what to do with it once I had started.  I used it initially to reveal to people how I was feeling trying to cope with my CFS/ME but I didn't want it to be all doom and gloom.

I have made it a New Years resolution to get more bloging done as I find it useful to vent out, even if no one else reads it, it will be a good way for me to get things off my chest.

So a brief catchup.  Last July after a particular bad spell of "pay back"  I was doing some research into CFS/ME online and found an interesting statement.  Test have shown that over 50% of people who have been diagnosed with CFS/ME also have a food allergy.  So I decided that I would give it a go and see if there was anything that would help.  The initial 2 week diet cuts out pretty much everything.  Food was made up of a small selection of Veg and Lamb or Chicken.  I had already cut our caffeine and was only drinking water at the time anyway.

After the 2 weeks I was to introduce something back into the diet, you are meant to introduce dairy first but I only eat cheese so I went with wheat.  I had a sandwich for my lunch this was followed, within an hour, by stomach cramps and a trip to the toilet.  I put it down to the change of diet.  That night I had pasta and was again soon making a visit to the toilet.  After a few days it then became clear that I had an intollerance to Gluten.  It then became a job of changing my day to day diet and finding replacements.

Given that I am not as mobile as I once was I am playing PS3 and now Xbox more.  I am mostly playing COD Black Ops with juniouramo.  If anyone reading this wants to add me I am mannny44 on PSN and mannymann44 on XBL

My next post will be about the replacements that I have found from the gluten free range.

Cheers and hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year


  1. Hey mate. Will see if I can keep up to date through your blog. Really sorry you've been dealt a hand that makes you so ill however your strength and good humour are inspirational!

  2. Please don't join him on xbox or ps3 I want the tv back ;) only kidding. Keep plodding along babe your doing great xx