Soph Speaks…

11 Jul


Just a quick one today, before a full post of words on whatever random topic comes into my mind, tomorrow.  Sophie has gotten in touch with me to say “Hiya, I’ve read your blog and all the lovely responses and everyone seems so friendly”  she goes onto say that although her internet is giving problems still, “I will hopefully be getting a new internet tablet soon”.  Then adding the rest of her message into the mix:

 ME is such a varying illness in that the symptoms and severity vary a lot between different people. I have quite a few contacts with ME already, and I do find it hard sometimes hearing from people of a higher ability level than me as it is almost like another illness and may be of a different cause and even a friend with ME thinks it’s strange we’re diagnosed with the same thing as we’re affected so differently! I will try to reply properly soon. Thanks to everyone who has responded. I have some ideas for blogs but wasn’t sure whether to do a website or blog and I was finding it confusing finding my way around WordPress esp on the mobile version of the site (I find the laptop much harder with having to sit up, the light from it etc).

So there you have it, a happy and inspired lady who is very appreciative of all your kind words.  Over the last two days there has been 199 hits for this site, with the majority to going on the previous post, which just goes to show how awesome you guys are and what a lot of support you have to give.

I was overwhelmed with the response, you really did make me work to keep up with the flow of comments and likes and emails, reTweets, Facebook sharing and all the rest.  I would buy you all a pint if someone would but lend me their wallet….


Posted by on 11/07/2013 in Life


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23 responses to “Soph Speaks…

  1. shadowoperator

    11/07/2013 at 16:50

    Consider the pint drunk! (Are you sure that it was only a virtual pint? It went down really smoothly!)


    • Ste J

      11/07/2013 at 16:53

      If it was upto me, or I had a worthy bank manager, seeing as how we bailed them all out of their recklessness, he would give me enough money to pay for you all to come over here and have a proper pub lunch and copious beverages. Sadly at the moment it is virtual but you never know…it may turn out bankers have souls after all, one day….


  2. Seyi sandra

    11/07/2013 at 18:29

    Too bad I don’t drink, but we could all go out for a drink someday! (I’ll take water!! 🙂


    • Ste J

      11/07/2013 at 18:31

      I’ll get you a mineral water in. I think we would be a raucous crew wherever we ended up.


      • Seyi sandra

        11/07/2013 at 18:35

        I can imagine it… it would be a nice idea though! Alastair hooked up with Ute recently and they had a blast but with my troops (kids, and the hubby!), I should still be able to manage! 🙂


        • Ste J

          11/07/2013 at 18:43

          Everyone seems to be meeting up these days, it’s great and something I never envisioned when I first started typing out words that were barely read. Challenge accepted let us out raucous your ‘troops’ hehe.


          • Seyi sandra

            11/07/2013 at 19:13

            Same here, but I think it’s great, moving on from online friends to real life friends!! We’ll plan something out soon!


  3. pretzellogic

    11/07/2013 at 19:11

    i love (and envy) her writing style. i wish her all the best. and keep it up, ste j.


    • Ste J

      11/07/2013 at 19:24

      That is high praise indeed. Today is a blummin’ good day, I have decided.


    • shiningstar85

      08/08/2013 at 20:13

      Thank you so much! It means a lot. I will check out your blogs along with the others soon!


  4. Robyn Lee

    11/07/2013 at 20:43

    Sophie seems awesome Ste J! I relate also to her feelings about the variability in the way any given condition with a labeled dx can present in one person, and then seem like a whole other beast in the next. Frustrating, and one of the reason I don’t spend as much time on the medical forums as I used to. You are a sweetheart for featuring her story and encouraging a potential blog project for her…hope she embarks on it…. Much Love ~ x RL


  5. Christina ~

    12/07/2013 at 02:33

    Yay! So so happy for all the response/support…further validation of the amazing community here at WP!! I’ll be at the ready to read and follow or just fix everyone a beverage (or a sandwich(!)) lol ~ xxxx


    • Ste J

      12/07/2013 at 18:33

      I could definitely go for a sandwich! Sometimes we just have to admit that we are the bestest…and we are!


  6. RoSy

    12/07/2013 at 03:58

    Thanks for sharing her message.

    I don’t have a wallet. So – I guess no drinks on me… 😆


    • Ste J

      12/07/2013 at 18:34

      I like your style, taking the sentence literally, I may turn up with promises but no wallet either and then just throw myself on the mercy of everyone else’s good nature.


  7. Lyn

    12/07/2013 at 10:56

    I’ll ‘ave an ‘alf thanks 🙂 Better still, how about if I bring a carton of Toohey’s Extra Dry 😉


    • Ste J

      12/07/2013 at 18:41

      You sounded just like a cockney then, Dick Van Dyke would be jealous hehe. I have never had a Toohey’s, I had to Google it as well, so I would love to sample some. Mixing drinks what a good idea lol.


  8. LuAnn

    19/07/2013 at 18:12

    The WP blogging community never ceases to amaze me with their love and support. This was a very heartwarming post indeed.


    • Ste J

      19/07/2013 at 18:27

      we are an awesome lot and when we show it, we really do create a great atmosphere. I wonder how many of us expected this when we first signed up though. Pleasant surprises all round methinks.


  9. shiningstar85

    09/08/2013 at 13:55

    My mum won a bottle of lambrini at the local fete and we have some more wine, will that suffice? Or I’ll buy beer if that’s what u all fancy, its not like I buy drinks for people normally anyway! And seyi Sandra can have elderflower cordial which is lush or schloer if she wants 🙂


    • Ste J

      11/08/2013 at 08:21

      That will indeed suffice, we have it all sorted now, all we need is a venue and a time.



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