Yesterday was our 19th Wedding Anniversary, BUT that pain-scourged , numb, throbbing, minute by minute excursion through sophisticated suffering , that paralysed, gasping attempt to cope , bears little relationship to the poster...the symptoms listed above describe Linda on a miraculously "good" day.
Severe ME, in its depth, scope ,range and magnitude of symptoms ,goes so far beyond the popular image of "ME", or anyone's experience , that it is wholly unimaginable, except to those who have it.
My intimate knowledge, such as it is, of what Linda goes through, bears little relationship to her actual reality - I know am not strong enough to take it on for a second , without going mad. I tinker around at the edges; as , I am afraid, so does this poster.
It's very, very good - but it does not convey the horror . That said, I am not sure I'd do much better.