Regular readers will know I have had M.E for the past 3 years. This affects me and my family everyday. I have lately introduced myself to a *cough* lovely walking stick ( Oh the Joys).
Anyway, most people hear M.E and think
‘ Oh yeah that’s the one that makes you a bit tired and lazy’!!!!!!!!
Not only would I love to change this attitude but I would love to raise more awareness about this ‘invisible’ illness. Some Gp’s don’t even recognise it and your a very lucky patient if you get an understanding GP who can direct you in the right direction for help. I have a great GP however when I was referred to a CFS ( Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E) clinic my NHS borough decided they would refuse to pay for any treatment out of borough. Since then I have been left to deal with this illness in the best way I can, taking very strong painkillers and muscle relaxants to help with the pain I suffer everyday.
So take the time to take a look at the videos below which may help you understand what we go through on a daily basis.
M.E/CFS A Torturous Disease
What is M.E/CFS
These video’s can explain it much better than I can. I hope you have a better understanding now and no longer think us sufferer’s are lazy!!
If you know someone with M.E the greatest thing you can do is to believe them and understand.