I wrote a piece for Image.ie as part of their Corona Diaries series
The 38-year-old with chronic fatigue syndrome who's housebound in Dublin
Being housebound is nothing new to this 38-year-old mental wellbeing coach from Greystones, Dublin
I feel that I am more prepared than most to adjust to living with the restrictions put in place.
I have had depression for 27 years, diabetes for 20 years and three years ago I got a virus, a common one, and got sick.
Due to my weakened immune system my body couldn't get rid of it which led to what is known as chronic fatigue syndrome. There is no medical cure for this. It requires, even forces, a complete lifestyle change.
At the age of 36 I had to give up my career, rent out my home and leave the life I had built for myself in Edinburgh. My only financially viable option was to move home to live with, and be cared for, by my parents in Ireland.