M.E and Long Covid – Blood Donation (Part Two)

Hi, This blog is an update to – Blood donation, M.E and Long Covid. The key theme of my concerns with this issue was summed up with this paragraph in the email sent to Stephen Morgan MP (see previous blog) –  ‘I strongly believe there needs to be a nationwide communication strategy about M.E and …

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Cure ME – A Fundraising Work In Progress

Hi, I was struck by a thunderbolt about a week ago, or at least that’s what it felt like and I’ll admit that it caused me to be a little bit upset. What am I waffling on about? I have been raising funds for Cure ME/MECFS biobank with fundraising and business activities with ME Foggy …

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Blood Donation, M.E, and Long Covid.

Hi, Long-time Foggy Followers will know that I have been posting about donating blood whilst living with M.E since around 2015, in fact I created this image in 2015 and it is shared fairly regularly across Foggy’s social media channels. The issue of the ‘ban’ from donating blood for M.E patients has caused confusion for …

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Voice Difficulties

Since having COVID19 in March 2020, I have had ongoing issues with my speech, these issues are the subject of this blog post. During my acute bout of COVID19 I had the sensation of having breathed in smoke similar to when standing too close to a BBQ. My throat felt dry and I could almost …

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BBC Casualty – Bucket List!

Slightly tweaked paper copy sent to the BBC Casualty Writing and Production team. Hello, I am a UK-based social entrepreneur who is tackling the social issue of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis with my social enterprise ME Foggy Dog. As part of this work, Foggy – a soft toy mascot – goes on adventures to raise awareness of …

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Foggy’s A to Z Adventures Around The UK – Here We Go!

Foggy A - Z Adventures Around The UK!

Hello! It has been soooo long since I last went adventuring that I’ve asked my P.A to refresh your memory about how my ‘adventures’ usually work. This year, things are on a much smaller scale due to the ongoing pandemic. My adventures are limited to the UK because my P.A says having to work around …

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The Misappropriation and Misrepresentation of ‘Brain Fog’

I am sick to death of seeing the misappropriation and/or misrepresentation of ‘brain fog’. This week, Nancy Pelosi has said Putin’s behaviour could be explained by ‘brain fog’ or cancer. ‘Brain fog’ is a nightmare for someone to deal with and can make thinking coherently very difficult but it does not turn someone into a …

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Ever-changing Narrative Surrounding M.E.

Hi, I’ll start off by admitting that I have lost my way a little bit with my advocacy over the past two years. In this blog, I’ll explain how and why I am trying hard to get back to where I was but as an improved newer version! When I first started ME Foggy Dog …

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ME Foggy Dog’s Highlights of 2021

Hi, I don’t know about you but, for me, 2021 flew by! I’ve not kept track of what month we are in throughout the entire year! It’s all been very same-y and seasons have all blended from one to the other. I haven’t had the usual Foggy ‘milestones’ to judge where I’m at. This is …

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FogPod Episode ‘Shake It Up’ – Transcript.

Shake It Up!

Hi, I was joined by Kat Gower, Linda Hending, and Steve Topple to record a podcast about the need for a new reporting system to report harms from non-pharmaceutical ‘treatments’. In case you are unfamiliar with ME Foggy Dog’s campaign, you can read all information and find all relevant links here – Shake It Up …

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