I was led to believe there was ‘no future’ with with my diagnosis. Well, I beg to differ.

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I have learned to cope with M.E., a serious and potentially disabling chronic disorder, through art and creativity.

Excerpted from The Journal.ie
I remember reading articles on M.E. Awareness Day within the first year of being diagnosed with this debilitating illness.
It was a story about somebody who had this condition for five years. I couldn’t imagine what that would be like. It scared me, to be honest. I didn’t want to hear it. I didn’t want to know about it. I made a drawing: hands covering my ears so not to hear the reality of this very little-understood condition.
I became determined to beat this illness and be recovered within a year, maximum two.
That was 17 years ago.
I am still ill.
M.E. is a serious and potentially disabling chronic physical disorder, affecting up to 12,000 people in Ireland. Of that number, approximately 25% of those would be considered to be severely disabled, rendering them housebound and even bedbound and leaving the individual dependent upon carers for their everyday needs.
 
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