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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:
‘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.
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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