Those of you who have been with me from the start of my blog, will know that when I started writing StressedMum, I had a healthy 11 year old who was just about to spend her last few weeks and days at her Primary School before starting her new adventure into Secondary School.
You shared her’s and my own emotions as she said goodbye to friends she had made, and the nerves of starting Secondary School, and how she changed so much by going to school and back on her own, out shopping with friends and just living a normal life of an 11/12 year old.
You also shared the moment she became ill on 31st December 2015, how that moment changed our lives forever and the fight, tears, worry we had on our journey to finding out what was wrong with her and starting a new path, I can not say adventure because it is far from an adventure.
Next week on the 7th May 2018, it will be the start of ME Awareness week, and #millionsmissing, which you will see all over social media, and hopefully the media.
#millions missing is to shout out and let everyone know we are still here and we do still matter, ME is an illness that even a lot of the professionals (ie GP’s) do not have any idea about, it is an illness where we have to fight for any help or treatment, it is an illness that a lot of services available to adults is just not there for children. ME is also an illness that us as parents find other parents going through the same daily battles, who understand, and who support you and let you know you are not in this alone.
I will be sharing various things about the illness, from symptoms, to personal stories and about #millionsmissing. If you would like to be included and share with my readers please message me or email me .