Chronicling my descent into and rise out of chronic illness
Saturday, 12 May 2012
M.E. International Awareness Day
Today, May 12th, is M.E. International Awareness Day. M.E. is real, it is physically and mentally debilitating and it does not discriminate. It has a profound, detrimental impact on people's lives. Please take a moment out of your day to learn something about this illness and, if you know someone who has been affected by it, please offer to help and support them in any way that you can.
I was diagnosed with ME in March 2010 and, since then, it has dominated and blighted every aspect of my life; to such an extent that I have only very recently returned to work after having been made unemployed because of it. Recent signs of an improvement in my health, which I had previously believed to be impossible, have finally given me hope that I may yet be able to fully recover. I remain determined to beat this illness - it's just taking longer than I had anticipated - and will use this blog, as well as Twitter, to keep track of what happens next.