Reblogged: Chronic illness and the loss of self

“It was like someone had come along and cut out part of my intelligence while I slept.”

Laura very eloquently writes about the huge losses a person with M.E. has to grieve much better than I could. The things that make up our identity as people, such as careers, hobbies, intellectual ability and more, are taken away from us. We have to find new things and new ways of seeing ourselves but our lives are changed forever by this illness. Thank you to Laura for putting it all so well.

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