Appearances

The changing faces of Anna Jones.

Until now I haven’t been keen on posting photos of myself. Usually I take more photos of my socks than my face (don’t ask) but I thought it might be good for you to put a face to the name

See if you can guess which are the before-M.E photos and which is the after/during..

The first four photos were taken in the Summer of 2010. The bottom right photo was taken on the day I had my first medical appointment after starting to feel poorly. Funny what you remember…

The last four were taken over the last couple of years. (Top left – June 2011. Bottom right – last weekend.) I’ve even thrown one with sunglasses on so you can see how fetching I look when the light sensitivity kicks in. Lucky you! I have always been a photo-taker (much to the dismay of my family and friends) but I take them now (not just of myself but of the ‘everyday’ things and my outings) so that I can look back one day and see how far I’ve come and what I have achieved during a time when one can feel utterly useless…

You can rarely tell from a photo or from somebody’s face what it is that they’re going through…

Don’t judge a book by its cover…be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

One thought on “Appearances

  1. Anna – I have read your blog from beginning to end over the last couple of days – thank you for sharing so much. I am Mum to a 21 year old daughter with severe ME who has been ill since she was 15 and can really relate to so much of what you write. It sounds as if you have a brilliant attitude and also have a good CFS/ME clinic. You are working hard to optimise your chances of recovery – I appreciate how hard this can be. Take care and look after yourself. Fuchsia

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