I read an article today where a teenager with ME/CFS says that she would rather have cancer.
“I really wish I had cancer because then they could give me some form of prognosis. People would sympathise, people would care and people wouldn’t tell you to shut up because they don’t care about your disability.”
Alex Wilson-Glab has seldom been out of her bed over the past 10 years and she suffers from the constant sleeping disorders that us ME/CFS sufferers are so familiar with. Her ME/CFS is so severe that she has days where she is unable to sit up, eat or leave the house. She says that she stays in bed, she can’t study and she is unable to celebrate her birthdays. The 18-year-old says she has to lie down for 45 minutes after taking a shower, and then she has to lie down an additional 20 minutes when she brushes her hair and her teeth. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Alex became ill with mono when she was 8 years old and she has been sick with ME/CFS ever since then. Alex’s fear is that she will be the next person to die from ME/CFS.
“I don’t think I will ever recover completely. It would be better to die because people would listen.”
Another sad story of a young person’s life ruined because of ME/CFS. To read the entire article, please click the source link below.