From ITV News.
For the past year, 28-year-old Natalie Price has been living in darkness and silence.
In 2014, she was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as ME or chronic fatigue syndrome. Sufferers complain of symptoms including extreme tiredness and fatigue, constant pain, extreme headaches and sensitivity to light and sounds.
Since being diagnosed, Natalie’s condition has deteriorated. She is now confined to her bedroom and is almost totally reliant on her fiancé, Jonathan Vaughan, to care for her. Over the past month, he has kept a video diary on his phone for our current affairs programme ‘Y Byd ar Bedwar’.
He says the condition has robbed him of a relationship with the woman he fell in love with:
“From my point of view, I’ve fallen in love with someone and I’ve virtually lost them even though they’re just upstairs. I barely get to see her most days.”
“It’s not a relationship as you’d expect, it’s me helping her as much as I can.
We’re lucky we can get about 10-15 minutes maybe a day together, and a hug before bed time.”
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