I'm a 35yr old, bedbound with severe M.E. I became ill in 1996 after a bad case of glandular fever. I spent many yrs fighting my body instead of listening to it, continuing to work as an NICU nurse, (later also fighting to survive a abusive marriage, which I ultimately escaped) until I was hospitalised with a kidney infection 8 yrs ago, after which my ME relapsed & I found myself housebound.
Along with my M.E. I also have Asthma, PCOS, Vitamin D deficiency, Migraine, Orthostatic Intolerance, Gastritis (Med related), & IBS.
The last 8 years have been a great struggle, but I've found that the most important survival mechanism I have is hope!