I wanted to wish you a merry Christmas. Where ever you are, whatever you are able to do, I hope it's a special day for you and that you find ways to be able to enjoy it.
It can be tough, if you're ill, alone, stuck in bed and feeling left out. You're not alone, there are others going through it too. I'm thinking of you and hoping that you can find some joy during the hard times.
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.