M.E or Chronic fatigue effects 250,000 people in the UK. But, it’s not considered a ‘real illness’. So this book is for anybody going through the early stages of this condition, family members and for the Warriors themselves to raise awareness of this not so invisible illness. – Real People – Real stories! Imagine being in your teens/ a young adult/ an elderly person who should being enjoying life, suddenly you’ve got a loss of mobility, extreme pain and brain fog that feels like a 24/7 hangover. You have to decide between showering or going out. Your friends don’t understand and want you to ‘snap out of it’ and you suddenly have to rely on family members for basic things whilst trying to go to school or work.
Imagine being told by the doctor that there is no definite diagnosis or medication as well as dealing with the stigma of being lazy.
These stories want to give you a new perspectives on invisible illness and change one persons outlook one at a time, as well as supporting each other. Don’t feel sorry for us nor try to empathise as you can’t. We are not people who want a round of applause for staying up past 8pm nor being patronised as if we’re feeble ‘miracles’, we are just people who want their illness to be valid and just want to achieve the same goals except, we just have extra challenges which make achieving the goals more satisfying. (Blurb of book on wattpad.)
If you have ME and want your story in this book, please email: Rachelmariewriter@gmail.com with the subject: ME diaries. Include:
- Your age (15 and over)
- A picture of yourself
- Any social media handles
- Your story! (When were you diagnosed/how/symptoms/ effect on your social life/people’s attitudes towards you/family impact/ a typical day in the life)