4 and a 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with M.E. It is a debilitating illness that is misunderstood by so many [including me before I was diagnosed]. Most of the Doctors I saw initially did not understand it and some even refuse to accept that it exists. In the first year I was unable to walk [even around the house]. I became very despondent and depressed. After fighting for 6 months to get someone to help me I was referred to a specialist, at Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge, who told me that there were no miracle cures but one day I would get better .... he had no idea when that day would be.
4 and a 1/2 years on I am now working full-time.
Last night I walked 10 miles for the Arthur Rank Hospice and I am so incredibly proud and overwhelmed by my achievement. Apart from now needing hip and knee replacements I feel great! LOL
Why am I sharing this with you on a craft blog ..... well if this gives just one person with M.E hope ..... then that would make me very happy. My advice - one step at a time ..... and if your Doctor does n't understand you ..... find another one that does.