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ME/CFS AUSTRALIA (SA) INC

Registered Charity 3104

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Hindmarsh,
South Australia 5007

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"I'd Love To Be Able To Say 'I Have ME' And Have People Nod In Sympathy"

Wednesday 10 May 2017

 

From Irish newspaper Independent.ie:

 

Anne Brennan
Anne Brennan (40) who lives with
ME/CFS at home in Co Tipperary.
(Photo: Steve Humphreys)
 

"I'd love to be able to say 'I have M E' and have people nod in sympathy"

Myalgic encephalomyelitis sufferer Anne Brennan writes about her long, painful, frustrating battle with the disease that has stolen her once full and vibrant life.

By Anne Brennan
May 9, 2017
© Independent.ie

Five years ago, I was flying high: I was a partner in my Dublin law firm, a zealous skier, an untalented tag-rugby player. I taught yoga in the evenings and at weekends, never missed a party. I love live music and often stood for hours waiting to see Justin, Robbie, Bowie, Beyoncé or George Michael. When Eminem played, I hopped on a bus to Punchestown along with 40 or so teenagers.

Then, overnight, everything became a struggle. I collapsed into bed after I got home in the evenings, dragged myself out of bed to go to work the next day. In a permanent state of exhaustion, I began to cancel things. The yoga went first - it was too physically demanding for my poor aching muscles. I cried off drinks and get-togethers. I stopped answering the phone - talking to my friends was beyond my depleted resources. All I thought about was lying down. In a quiet room. Alone.

 

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