It’s M.E. Awareness week. My 12th one. I’m past the point of going all out for it.
If you digest anything this week can it please be:
a) it’s likely people with M.E. have damage to their bodies at a cellular level, usually triggered by a virus. Suspected Mitochondria failure is a big deal.
b) research shows people with M.E. have reduced blood volume and evidence of diminished cardiac function. Think of the impact it must have on a human body to have less blood than is ‘normal’.
c) At least 5 people have died of M.E. since December 2022. They are Tammy Roy, Christina Ashworth, Anna Fitzgerald-Clark, Sarah McClure, and Kara Spencer.
d) autopsies of people with Severe M.E. show inflammation of the spinal cord and brain stem.
e) anyone who still clings on to the unfounded idea that this illness is psychosomatic belongs in the bin.