“Positives are there but, in the depths of this dreadful disorder, sometimes they are very hard to see.”
Tag: The Lost Years
“I feel like I’ve missed so much. It’s like I’ve lived only half a life for 30 years, and then to cap it all in 2016 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer.”
“I have spoken to 111 several more times as my chest was worse but have been told to stay in bed for 1-2 more weeks and even minimise talking if necessary.”
“While writing this I am again thinking, “Why me?” I do not know when I am going to stop thinking about his question, maybe I never will.”
“I was a fit healthy football-mad teenager and I enjoyed other sports too. All seemed well but then I caught scarlet fever…”
“Yes, school was good, no I wasn’t lying. I just wanted to die. I didn’t care, I was happy to just slip away to stop existing. I was ten years old!”
“I grieve for the old me, while managing the situation I am currently in, and looking into the future and questioning, will I ever be well enough?”
For ME Awareness, the ME Association will be featuring stories from people with M.E. every day throughout May.
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