I’m Alison, I’m in my (very late!) 30s and I have a debilitating chronic illness called M.E (myalgic encephalomyelitis). I am a mummy to an almost 9 year old beautiful little girl and I write a blog about it at www.beingamummywithme.blogspot.co.uk
I used to live a completely “normal” life. I had a good job as a lawyer, a busy social life and I went to the gym a few times each week. Everything changed when my friend passed away from cancer age 25 and the trauma of it affected me quite badly. I went on holiday a couple of months later and needed to take malaria tablets which made me feel awful. I was never right after that and after many trips to and back from the doctors I was diagnosed with M.E in March 2003.
M.E is a horrible condition and I have very little energy, permanent fatigue and pain as well as various other symptoms. It affects my memory and concentration, I have muscle weakness and problems sleeping to name a few. My mobility is rubbish now and I can’t walk much so need to use a wheelchair or a mobility scooter. I also suffer really bad payback from anything that I do.
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