“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.”
“My husband has taken on housework, shopping, cooking and the garden so is effectively my carer.”
“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 didn’t complete my degree but received sufficient qualifications to be ordained in September 2007.”
Jo Hunt from the University of Derby is looking to recruit people with M.E. for her research study.
It is Severe ME Day on Thursday, but we think people severely affected deserve to have a full week dedicated to raising awareness.