About Me

My name is Sam Sadie.

I was born in South Africa in December 1979. I spent my childhood mostly in Durban (on the east coast of South Africa), with a couple of years spent living in the small farming community of Eston and Mid-Illovo.

After finishing High School, I spent 4 years living in Johannesburg while studying Occupational Therapy at the University of the Witwatersrand. I qualified in November 2001.

After finishing my degree, I worked for 11 months in Empangeni, at a rural hospital in the Zululand region of Kwa-Zulu/Natal. I then worked for 2 years at Clairwood Hospital in Durban.

In January 2005, I moved to the United Kingdom, and after locuming for 6 months at various hospitals, I settled in Cambridgeshire. And that is where I remain.

In June 2007, I developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) / Mylagic Encephalopathy (ME).

I got married to a wonderful, long-suffering, supremely patient man, Chris, in August 2009, and there is never a day that goes by where I’m not grateful that he chose to go on this unpredictable journey with me.

We have been blessed with two beautiful sons, Ethan (born 2010) and Jesse (born 2014), and there is never a dull moment with them in our lives. We have had to figure out this parenting malarkey as we go along (as all parents do), and I think that we do a pretty good job, all things considered. 

In June 2012, I was retired from work, and I am now house/bed-bound.

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2 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Hi Sam, I am similar to you. Have relapsed with M.E. since having my baby in March 2011. Still hoping to get back to my pre pregnancy health levels- I enjoy reading your blogs. Can really identify with them. Polly x

    • Hi Polly!
      I love connecting with M.E sufferers who are also mums to babies/toddlers, as we face a unique set of challenges dealing with kids who are too young to understand that we just can’t do everything they want us to. I really hope that your journey to better health is less bumpy than mine has been. And if you’re on Twitter, drop me a line as having someone to chat to about it all is always welcome.
      Sam

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