I’m 28 and I now live in Lincolnshire with my fiancé, known on the blog as Mr Tree Surgeon. For the first 5 years of my illness I lived with my parents, whose unwavering support throughout The M.E. Years has been the ultimate silver lining during what could have been a very bleak time.
In November 2010 I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. In January 2011 I was referred to the Lincolnshire CFS/ME Clinic who classed me as a severe sufferer. I am yet to recover although I am incredibly lucky to have seen considerable improvement during the last few years.
So I wasn’t always a sick chick; this is somewhat of a life changing experience!
It may not be the life I’d have chosen but it’s the life I’ve got, so I try hard to look on the bright side. Sometimes I fail miserably though!