May 12th is International M.E Awareness Day.
This, of course, is more than being close to my heart, as I’ve been a long time sufferer of severe M.E; this is my life.
M.E is such an awfully debilitating illness, which has left me bed bound 95% of the time and the rest of the time, I’m hoisted into my wheelchair. Despite the extreme severity of how M.E can affect people, it is still terribly misunderstood, with (from personal experience) disbelief from the medical world and even family and friends.
With it now being 11 years since this battle began for me, I’m more passionate than ever to help raise awareness and recognition for this condition. There’s a lot I’d like to do to spread awareness for M.E, most especially the severe side of it, to enable everyone to have that essential understanding and portray how truly life changing M.E is to people’s lives.
With this post, I wanted to show the true reality of life with M.E; from being totally isolated, stuck in bed, which alongside my body is my prison (hence why the bars are so apt). Then, when I’m well enough, I’m in my wheelchair and seizing those opportunities to pursue my main passion; photography. This shows how severe M.E can be; it’s so much more than being fatigued, it completely changes your whole life around.
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