‘No One Chooses To Have ME – Everything Changed When I Became Ill’

 

Tom Kindlon

 

By Tom Kindlon in The Independent.

 

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), sometimes called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a chronic condition affecting an estimated 12,000 Irish people. People of all ages are affected, with the teens and the 30s the most common ages to initially become ill.

I first became ill at 16. Before becoming ill I lived a very active life. I participated in whatever sport was going – soccer, table tennis, life-saving, tennis, cricket and cross-country running. I was also naturally academic and managed to get good results while still enjoying lots of extra-curricular activities.

All that changed when I became ill with ME.

 

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