Listen to Marion Michell read her article.
The demise of my ability to read extensively is one of my greatest losses. I try, but pages petrify. A few paragraphs must do me now; some days a couple of lines. It’s an issue many #pwme wrestle with, and contributes to our sense of separation.
Fatigue often blurs vision, or turns text into ornament. Some of us struggle to process written language, others lie with curtains closed because they cannot bear the light. Whatever the pattern, it diminishes our ability to keep up with news reports, medical research, blog-posts, etc., and affects how we communicate with friends, family and health professionals. Confidence and competence are deeply undermined.
When we’re the slightest bit awake we ache with lust for learning, connection, a stake in the wider world; M.E. plays havoc with it all. I rely on an iPad reader to link me in a little online. The lack of enunciation, though, makes listening a chore. We need real, vibrant voices to allow more people access to the articles published here, to share summaries of new research, discussions, opinions, advocacy.
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Instructions on how to record audio using the Voice Record Pro app.