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'How ME Has Left Me Grieving For The Life I Used To Have'

Friday 29 May 2020


From UK newspaper The Yorkshire Post:


Tracey Barraclough
Tracey Barraclough, of Calverley,
Leeds, who suffers from ME.
(Picture: James Hardisty)

‘How ME has left me grieving for the life I used to have’

May is ME Awareness month. Here Tracey Barraclough explains what it it is like living with the chronic condition that affects thousands of people in the UK.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 27th May 2020
©JPIMedia Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

I see people out running and feel a twinge of jealousy. They don’t know how lucky they are, to feel the freedom and exhilaration. That used to be me. I especially loved running in the rain, the water refreshing and cooling. I dream that one day I’ll run again.

In February 2018, I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (hate that name) or ME as it’s also known, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis. It’s a multi-complex neurological disease.

It’s debilitating, unpredictable, and affects 265,000 people in the UK at a cost of more than £3.3bn to the economy, and yet little seems to be known about this life-changing condition, and a scant amount of money is invested in to research.


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