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My Personal Story Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Monday 19 September 2016


From The Huffington Post UK:


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My Personal Story Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Laura Pugh
19 September, 2016
© 2016 AOL (UK) Limited its affiliates and licensors.

A soft, sombre rain quietens the world beyond the glass. A cool evening breeze encircles the room around me. “What time is it?” I wonder aloud to no one in particular. Sitting up, I nudge the power button on my snoozing phone, “Not even eight!” I sigh and collapse back into the pillows, thinking of nothing and of everything all at once. As I gaze up to the ceiling, the electric lamp throws nostalgic light across the room and I am transported back a year.

I had not long graduated from the University of Hull and had moved back to the motherland: Birmingham. Whilst taking a break from Uni -I planned to return to academia to become a master in 2016- I started a full time job as a chef at a local gym. As my memory serves me, I don’t recall ever stopping over those busy six months. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowing my body time to replenish its energy stores, and I certainly wasn’t eating well; it’s amazing how unappetising food is after you are surrounded by it all day. I was also struggling to shake a bad cold that had been clinging to me for a while. Lo and behold, on the way back from London on an overcast evening in November 2015, I began to feel extremely unwell. Here follows my story – one of many out there – of invisible illness.


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