Only Thinks It’s a Duck – an ME story

Quacks like a duck… walks like a duck… only thinks it’s a duck. Huh?!?

When it quacks & looks like a duck, it’s a duck. Not thinking duck-like just to be marginalised from society & absent from their own life.

#MyalgicE #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #MEcfs #pwME

Art. Duck with tail and feet in the air, head below water. The clouds have writing on them "walks like a duck", "quacks like a duck", "only thinks it's a duck" and "huh?!?"

Quack quack. The mind boggling reality of #MEcfs. Obvious symptoms of your chronic, inflammatory, neurological condition affecting nervous & immune systems… but for decades dismissed as doing it to yourself, lazy just need a little exercise, faulty illness beliefs.

My #MEcfs Specialist described the exercise, muscle & energy disfunction I experience using research studies. It was so obvious to him I had ME but due to yrs of internalised gaslighting I asked him to actually say the words (even after 15yrs of having it) – “you have ME”.

ME causes symptoms in central nervous, autonomic nervous, immune, cardiovascular, endocrine, digestive & musculoskeletal systems. No-one thinks themselves to such misery, to be ignored, refused or begrudged help, left to rot with a restricted life. #pwmE

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