I have cared day and night for my wife who has lain in unspeakable torment, torture and agony, for twenty-six years.
Laura, now 25, has chosen to lay bare the brutal reality of life with M.E. – which affects 250,000 people in the UK.
The nursing home was accommodating at first. However, they didn’t have any experience caring for M.E patients and I don’t think they fully realised the extent of the situation.
Day after day this fragile hope is crushed, shattered, ground down like broken glass. Monotony, drudgery, despair! How can I escape?
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.
They don’t see the days spent in tears from being in so much pain and the frustration of not being able to spend time with them.
It is Severe ME Day on Thursday, but we think people severely affected deserve to have a full week dedicated to raising awareness.