I read a good article today online that I found about a woman in Dublin, Ireland who suffers from ME/CFS. Here is an excerpt and you can read the rest at Hidden Enemy: ME:
Imagine being struck down with an illness so invisible it produces no obvious signs or scars, but yet is so devastating that it leaves you unable to perform even the simplest of tasks. Unbelievable.
So unbelievable, in fact, that some people, including certain medical practitioners, still deny the existence of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
Someone who endures the strictures of ME on a daily basis is Sarah O’Callaghan, 32, from Dublin.
When you meet her, you are immediately struck by her bright smile and gorgeous curly hair. Sarah is slim and usually animated. However, there are days when she can do little more than stay in bed, hoping her energy levels will return and that her terrible muscle and joint pains will lift. On better days, though mobile, she paces herself carefully.
People all over the world are suffering from this debiliatating disease and governments in all of these different countries are putting CFS on the back burner, including the United States. It’s not fair that we don’t count to anyone. We all need to get our stories out there and to keep raising awareness and doing what we can.