Gaming has played a large part in shaping me into the person I am today. Had I never been exposed to them, I’d be an entirely different person. Even trying to think of how my life would be without them is difficult because they’ve just always been there. Video games have gotten me through some tough times by providing distractions, and they’ve helped me meet some of my best friends. But how did it all begin?
To start off with an incredibly brief summary, CFS/ME is an illness that can appear in any person of any age and often varies in severity from one sufferer to another. Onset can vary too, with the most common form being linked to a viral infection. The illness also has a range of different names, but for the sake of my own post, we’re just going to stick with CFS/ME.
TW: Mentions of suicide & self-harm.
Depression is an illness that ravages the body and mind, and while I’m sure some of you reading this might think I’m taking my definition of depression a tad too far, I personally think it’s not far enough considering the dangerous oversimplification of the illness as ‘the blues’ or ‘feeling sad’.
Before we get into the details, what is anxiety? Anxiety is defined on Google as a general feeling of unease or worry, and most people will have felt it to some degree at some stage in their lives. It’s usually triggered as a response to something important coming up, like an exam or job interview. People with anxiety disorders, however, can have a variety of triggers for what sets their anxiety off and it can be a difficult thing to manage.
My name is Charlie, I’m twenty-six years old, I’ve lived in the same old town all my days, and I’m chronically ill/disabled. I currently live with my parents and two cats, and I’m very into video games and books. This blog will be a place for me to share information regarding my illnesses and my experiences in an attempt to spread awareness. Other things will pop up now and then, too.