When I began to write a blog post on what is wrong with me recently, I started out to write a simple description of the illnesses I have and some of the symptoms so that I could share the link with anyone that was curious about me . After an hour of writing and two thousand words I realised that what I was actually writing was a complete chronicle of my illness from school until present day. I have since written an outline of the whole thing that covers early minor illness, getting sick with flu and never recovering, then fighting to get a diagnoses, going bankrupt, fighting to get benefits. being given drug after ineffective drug, and eventually starting a business in the face of being unemployable, and my current relapse. It is likely to be near 10,000 words.
The question is, would anyone actually like to read that? I am not so bigheaded as to imagine that people want to read my autobiography. On the other hand I do want people to gain an understanding of M.E. and what it is like to live with. So should I finish writing it? Should I post it as a series of blog entries? Or perhaps as a small dowloadable ebook?
The post I actually intended to write is here if you would like to know what illnesses I actually have in more concise form, and it also contains links to and a video of spoon theory which does an excellent job of explaining chronic illness to the uninitiated.