Thanks to Rachel for this account of living with M.E
Imagine what it is like feeling drained of energy every day, feeling completely exhausted & always fatigued. Imagine being is awful pain everyday & sometimes strong pain killers don’t even help the pain at all. Imagine what it feels like to feel so weak & sometimes even holding your mobile phone is a struggle. Imagine how you feel when you can’t go out & do things that all your school friends are doing – if you have any left as they all left you when you got poorly as they don’t understand why you can’t do things like they do & why you can’t attend school even if you explain to them over & over again. Imagine what it’s like lying in bed, feeling so tired all you want to do is sleep although your brain is racing & you’re in so much pain that you can’t possibly sleep so you lie awake in bed for hours & when you wake up you feel as though you haven’t slept at all. Imagine getting confused over the tiniest little things, forgetting things straight away & spelling things wrong all the time.