Not giving in to ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis)

So this is my first bog post (nervous or what?!) , and I had to start with this – not giving in to ME.  It’s really important to me at the moment, the last three years of my life have been dramatically affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis but I still refuse to give in to it or let it define me.  Now I’ve had ME for about 15 years now, and I was very ill for the first two of them, but I then had it in control for ten years.  When I say in control I guess it never really goes away, but, for those ten years I pretty much lived a ‘normal’ life.  In fact so normal that I actually googled my symptoms just over three years ago, I searched on “feeling tired, can’t think straight, headache” and there towards the top of the results was the NHS Symptom checker for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome……..you can imagine how stupid I felt!   Continue reading “Not giving in to ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis)”