Still defiant !!

Caring : it will easily  break you,  or it will take you places and teach you things  you never thought possible.

So long as you stay defiant, that is. You've got to keep fighting, especially in the face of Very Severe ME.

I write this with a tear in my eye. Yesterday I received news that I have passed my WebMaestro Advanced Web Design course with the grade of distinction; how did I ever make sense of that JavaScript ??

But hey I did.

I did  it to keep myself going and growing.

Now  I   have more more equipment to fight with, tools I can use to strip bare the misinformation that in the words of Paul Simon, "follows us like a plague". I have  the  ability  and skill to build  practical applications like our  ME Symptom Tool and cutting edge professional -standard , ME-friendly websites;  my diploma proves it.

Next I am studying Flash and Graphic Design.

That's some achievement and I am proud of it :  in the face of endless pain, untold suffering, so many, many hours , so many years spent isolated and virtually abandoned. Our little, little life.

A  fist , always raised in defiance.



  1. Congratulations. This is a great accomplishment -- especially given how little uninterrupted time you likely have to work with.

  2. Congratulations you did it Greg! Mark here the guy from New Zealand who was able to cycle 30 miles everyday from the ages of 12-16 and 50 miles everyday from the ages of 16-21. Now I can't even do a 2 minute walk. Thanks for making that video for me on Youtube called, "To Mark", I watch it heaps. Keeps me determined to beat M.E so one day I can cycle again.

    I turned 23 a few days ago and reality set in hard for me, as it has almost been 2 years with M.E. It must be really hard for Linda.

    I miss my cycling SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! I am glad you can cycle Greg :) You are my fellow cyclist Greg, even though I have M.E and can't cycle, I am glad you can :)

    Take Care.

    Mark :)

  3. Congratulations on this achievement Greg - and for the wonderful use / purpose you put these skills to!

    The potency of both image and accompanying text of Saturday's posting ('A Picture')deserves / needs to be broadcast far and wide!

  4. This is wonderful Greg, WELL DONE YOU!!! xx


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