Feeling grateful for M.E./CFS Awareness Day:
Today – 12th May – is M.E./CFS Awareness Day, and as a sufferer of this debilitating condition, I wanted to write a little post.
I’m going to keep this short, as I much prefer to focus my limited energy on being grateful, being mindful and being kind, which is what Make Today Happy is all about.
And to be honest, I’m struggling with very fuzzy brain fog this week and am finding it hard to write and be articulate.
But I do believe it’s important to spread the word, to help raise awareness, to hopefully help more people understand this often misunderstood illness a little bit better.
The theme for this year’s Awareness Day is #GoBlueforME…
And I couldn’t resist having a little fun with it…
If you’d like to read more about this condition, here’s a few of my favourite clips and articles which are helping to spread awareness of M.E./CFS:
1. Action for M.E.’s 3 minute awareness raising video which talks about what M.E. is, the challenges people with M.E. face, and the science behind the illness. Watch it here:
2. The Huffington Post wrote a great feature on the ’10 important things people with M.E. want you to know’. Read about it here.
3. Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian talks about his long-term experience of living with M.E./CFS. Watch it here.
4. Anne Brennan writes so eloquently and informatively about what it’s like to have M.E. Read it here.
5. The Guardian asks if CFS is finally being taken seriously. Read about it here.
6. “#MillionsMissing is a movement to raise awareness for M.E., an underfunded and ignored disease. On May 12th, 2017 13 cities in seven countries will demand change. We ask for increased government funding for research, clinical trials, medical education and public awareness.” Find out more here.