I am Ellavescent. Until recently I was Latentexistence but I have outgrown that name.
I am sick and disabled, autistic, transgender.
I have a mitochondrial mutation 3243A>G which causes mitochondrial myopathy, fatigue, exercise intolerance, diabetes, migraines, RLS, depression, and many more symptoms. My life at the moment is largely pain and fatigue and not getting out much (apart from to hospitals) and so the internet is my lifeline. I write about my experience of illness and disability and of being transgender so that others might understand it.
This blog is my own personal blog and contains my observations and opinions. When commenting on events I try to include references and links wherever possible. Don’t just take my word on things, check the evidence and think for yourself!
Despite the concerted effort by my illness to stop me I have a degree in computer science. I used to ride a Yamaha Diversion 900 motorbike and I don’t like cars but my illness has forced me to use one. I use an electric wheelchair when I’m out. Before I got worse in 2010, my father and I ran an IT company which I set up because the unpredictable nature of my illness makes me virtually unemployable by anyone else and life on government benefits is not a pleasant experience.