M.E. Awareness Day (Tuesday 12th May)
As its M.E. Awareness Day today I wanted to make a blue card for the occasion!
I chose this stamp as I feel like with ME I've had my "wings" taken away. I can no longer fly at ease like everyone else, no matter how hard we try or how normal we may look on the outside, just trying to fly or do any normal activities can be a real struggle.
Gorjuss - The Owl Stamp
Papers - LOTV Beach Bliss & Snow princess
LOTV Sentiment tag stamp
WOC - Open Roses, Cosmo Daisies, Chrysanthemum
Ribbons, Lace, Heart Pearls, Heart Pin from stash
I added glitter to the flowers and the feathers on the image
I've had ME for 6 and a half years now after having very bad glandular fever and never recovering. I had moderate ME for the first 3 years before life's pressures finally took their toll and caused me to become very severe and bedridden.
There's so little knowledge of ME, GPs aren't educated on it and always tell patients they are just depressed and keep throwing antidepressants at us!
It takes most people over a year to finally get diagnosed with ME as it did for me!
My doctor, friends, family and boyfriend just kept pushing me telling me to get out and get a job. I lost my benefits as the assessor wrote that I did not "look" ill! Many people cannot understand or believe what they cannot see and unfortunately for me all of these things caused me to end up in this awful situation from all the pressure and pushing myself to the limit.
Friends and family also mocked me telling me I was lazy and didn't want to work, when I wanted nothing more than to live a normal life and have a job!
Unfortunately it's taken me being this severily ill for people to finally believe I'm really ill.
I hope one day the world becomes much more educated and aware of illnesses like ME, and people get the help and support they need!
Thanks so much for visiting everyone and reading my story! Hope you're all having a nice week!
Me with my ME awareness band and badges. All my family are wearing them today bless their hearts!xx