Paul Garner, Professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, talks about those who have not recovered from Covid-19.
“For about the next year or so I thought I must just be imagining an illness, that it was my fault, it wasn’t real…”
“I hope that one day I will be able to use my lost years to help others by raising awareness of the plight of those living with M.E.”
“There is still such a stigma attached to M.E. that I rarely talk about it even if people ask – I’m worried by their reaction.”
I have cared day and night for my wife who has lain in unspeakable torment, torture and agony, for twenty-six years.
The impact of these last three decades of attempts to bury the serious disease M.E. under a sea of unrelated and vague “fatigue conditions” has been catastrophic for patients.
It is Severe ME Day on Thursday, but we think people severely affected deserve to have a full week dedicated to raising awareness.