From today, you can read my latest book. M.E. and me: Chronic Fatigue, My Recovery After 10 Years is now available as an eBook through Smashwords by clicking here, or in digital and print forms through Amazon by clicking here.
ME/CFS is a debilitating condition that’s still not properly understood. It deprives victims of their normal lives, generally attacks only those who’ve led active lives, and causes great distress for families and friends as well as to the person suffering the ailment.
I had ME/CFS for 10 years. I was lucky, since I was never bedridden and, for much of the time, I was able to carry on working, though for much-reduced hours and at considerable personal cost. In this book, I tell my story in a frank and honest way to show readers what it’s like. I detail sources of help and information for all connected with ME/CFS. My wife and daughter give short accounts of their experiences to help others in the same boat.
And, that’s what this book is for: it’s my attempt to help a community. Half the proceeds will go to the online charity, Action For M.E., which offers support to those affected by ME/CFS. More than anything else, however, it’s a message of hope. I’ve recovered. That means it is possible that others may also get better.
So, read the book. You can sample the first part online. Tell your friends. If you know someone struggling with the ailment, please let them know help is given here.
If you don’t want to buy the book, but would like to support the charity, there are two simple ways. I’ve set up an online fundraising page with justgiving.com. It’s there to collect sponsorship for my proposed half marathon run in September of this year. You can donate to that fund by clicking this link. Or, more simply, send the text ‘MESA76’ to 70070 to donate £5. Thank you.