Posts filed under Craig Blackney


You’ve got a killer itch. Worse, it’s The Itch. It’s driving you insane. The urge overcomes you and you go for it. But sometimes your fingernails just aren’t enough, and you turn to external help. But what? What do you turn to in a desperate, and ultimately self-destructive attempt to silence the screams of The… (read more)

A Tale of Two Claims

This week marks the end of a fight with the Department for Work and Pensions, nee Benefits Agency. I wish I could say the war was done, but still we fight the DWP’s decision regarding our daughter’s care needs. Her tribunal is in the next week… Last year, on-top of my IBS and ME/CFS, I… (read more)

An Interesting Difference – Reactions to Illness

As you may be aware, I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. These are “invisible illnesses” – the symptoms aren’t visible to you. I don’t have a missing arm, I don’t have lesions all over my face, and to look at me you’d probably think I’m just really hung-over. I’d gotten used… (read more)

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