What can we say of freedom , when in every way it seems so severely restricted ?
If only there was the freedom of a proper health service for ME.
If only ME were set free from its wrongful association with Chronic Fatigue,
If only people were free to see a full range of adequately knowledgeable biomedical consultants for their neurological disease,.
If only we were all free from the taint of psychiatry, which downgrades and demotes the serious physical illness we actually have.
Freedom then is not freely available, in so many ways, for us - but we have the freedom to wish, to hope, to pray, to speak up for a proper medical service, to demand that our needs are heard and met.
This then is the freedom we actually have. Let us use it wisely and freely.