Living With An Invisible Illness: M.E / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome August 14, 2017
What are the symptoms?
You also have to pace yourself and plan your day to day tasks waaay in advance. For instants, if I have a big event coming up, or simply having a meal out with some friends, or even going up to London for a hospital appointment, I have to plan how my body is going to cope before, let alone after. The day prior I will have to rest and keep my agenda to the minimum in order for me to manage the day ahead, have enough energy and generally feel well enough. Then you get the aftermath of feeling absolutely awful and having to spend the next two days recharging yourself. It’s a never ending circle.
As much as I’ve struggled over the years with not only coming to terms with this illness and how to cope, pace and generally get through each day, I’ve finally almost come to terms with accepting it and I’m no longer worried about telling people and being scared that they’ll judge me for it and won’t understand. Like I said, I would never want sympathy from anyone and this is definitely not why I wrote this post. But personally as a M.E sufferer, people suffering aren’t seeking the sympathy card, we’re seeking a little understanding and validation surrounding the illness.
If you’ve read this post then thank you and I hope you now have a little understanding about this illness. If you have any questions, are a suffer yourself or know anyone who is, then feel more than welcome to get in touch 🙂
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