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Grandma With Severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Misses Daughter's Wedding And Grandchildren's Childhoods

Wednesday 31 October 2018

 

From UK news outlet Surrey Live:

 

Nancy Collins and Sarah Jackson
Nancy Collins with daughter Sarah Jackson
(Image: Sarah Jackson)
 

Grandma with severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome misses daughter's wedding and grandchildren's childhoods

The cruel condition affects 250,000 people in the UK

By John Siddle
29 October 2018
© 2018 a Reach plc subsidiary

An 80-year-old from Farnham has had to skip every family gathering, birthday and Christmas over the past 20 years after a shock diagnosis of a devastating ‘living death’ illness.

Nancy Collins a former NHS nurse was struck down with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) 20 years ago at the age of 60. She was just months into her retirement after a long and happy 40-year career saving lives.

The disease - also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - is a chronic and fluctuating neurological condition that causes symptoms affecting many of the body's systems. It most commonly attacks the nervous and immune systems.

One in four sufferers are so severely affected that they were effectively housebound or bedbound.

Debilitated and weak, Nancy finds daily tasks so many of us take for granted impossible and was forced to miss her daughter Sarah Jackson's wedding in 2011.

 

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