I lead a very small life, due to this condition which I've had for 21 years. ME is a common thief, a hijacker, and a moody, meddling maniac! It's stolen my mobility, my job, my social life, my memory, my looks (what little I had!), my intelligence (what little I had!) and leaves me feeling useless and insignificant. Sometimes ME allows me to go out, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it let's me have a few days holiday with my husband, other times not. Occasionally it'll allow me to go to gigs to see my heroes, but mostly it won't allow that. Usually it'll allow a wee walk down my path to pick flowers from my garden, until it decides, nah, not today! So, Facebook helps me with Support Groups and information, keeps me in touch with friends and family I can't get out to see, and provides a frequent chuckle at some cute animal!
So I decided to try to take a photo from this tiny life I lead, every single day of 2019, and post it on Facebook, just to set myself a challenge and see if I could do it! I've asked people to pledge £3.65 at the end of the year if I manage the 365 photos! So far so good.......!
**Invest in ME Research is an independent UK charity finding, funding and facilitating a strategy of biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS).The charity is run by volunteers - patients or parents of children with ME - with no paid staff. Overheads are kept to a minimum and all funds raised go to promoting education of, and funding for biomedical research into, ME. Our efforts are focused on setting up a UK Centre of Excellence for ME which will provide proper examinations, diagnosis and in time treatment(s)/cure(s)**