by Sasha Nimmo
Between 24,000 – 60,000 Australians have severe ME. This is the first in a series telling the stories of Australians with severe ME.
Given the wrong medical treatment and intervention harmed this patient’s health to the point of no return. Disbelief by medical professionals and community care workers made life even more difficult. This patient fears further mistreatment so asked to maintain anonymity.
Above is a picture of Basil, an affectionate miniature fox terrier and company during difficult times.
Even after so many decades of illness, this patient still holds hope in medical research and participates in studies at Griffith University’s National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases, one of the few places studying severe ME.
This patient shares their story with us.
What was your life like before you became ill?
For me, it is not a straight forward answer as I have had mild ME since I was…
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