LETTER: Difficult time of year for some

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For those most severely affected by the disabling condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), Christmas – and the countdown to it – can be incredibly difficult.

“I used to exercise three times a week, work full time, volunteer at Crisis Christmas shelter…” one patient told us. “That’s all gone. I’ve been a wheelchair user for five years now, and housebound longer than that.”

“My life stopped…”, the new report from leading charity UK charity Action for M.E., details the stark reality for thousands of people living with the most severe form of M.E. – and asks what can be done to improve things.

To find out more, visit www.actionforme.org.uk/mylifestopped

Sonya Chowdhury

Chief Executive, Action for M.E.

Keynsham