How many times have you been told that you look so well? I have lost track of the number of people who have said that to me over the years.
M.E. is considered as an invisible illness since there is often little or nothing that can be seen to indicate that you are ill. Perhaps those who are most likely to discern the differences and understand your illness are those closest to you and who see you every day.
This week September 28th - October 4th, 2015 is Invisible illness awareness week and M.E. comes under that umbrella.
In my blog I want to explain why I fight for awareness as an illness advocate.
- firstly because M.E. is, even now, so little and poorly understood by family, friends and the medical profession
- to raise awareness of the neglect and maltreatment of people with this illness, especially those with severe M.E.
- to improve understanding and raise awareness of what it's like to live with M.E.
- to help others so that they feel less alone in facing this illness
- to raise awareness through my poems, my blogs and the use of social media
- to donate a percentage of the sales of my book to the charity Invest in M.E. who do so much for the cause of M.E. in raising awareness and understanding
My illness is called invisible
Because there isn't much you can see
But I have such pain and suffering
That's always going on inside me
My book is available for purchase on Amazon throughout the world but here are the links to the paperback edition in the UK and to the kindle edition
I hope you can join me in raising awareness and understanding. Every little helps even if it's just by sharing this blog.
From the French femme xxx