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Living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis...

I sometimes mention in passing that I have M.E., but I realised that I don't really talk about it.  I decided I should change that. 


In 2009 I was diagnosed with post-viral fatigue following a month-long virus, which after several months inevitably manifested as M.E..  Having always been a determined sort of person (or stubborn, as my mother calls it) I refused to let it win - I was not going to become housebound or let some damned illness rule my life.  Being blessed with access to private healthcare I spent a year under the care of an excellent medical team, weekly back and forth to hospital as an outpatient, and I am lucky enough to be able to lead a fairly "normal" life.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a chronic degenerative neuro-immune disease. A child or adult with M.E. has serious immune and cardiovascular abnormalities, with resulting serious CNS (central nervous system) consequences.

All types of people at all ages are affected. Severe and debilitating f…

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