by Andy Walker
tell us about yourself:
I am currently recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am soon
to start a voluntary position for the patient advisory liaison service
and Ormskirk NHS Trust
your story about?
Exploring the myths and negative perceptions relating to chronic fatigue
syndrome. In essence, a plea to the disbelievers, to open their ears and
I hope my
story helps to promote understanding and awareness of this illness.
you choose to tell this particular story?
I remember before I had been diagnosed with CFS the difficulties I had
convincing my employer at the time that I wasn't inventing,imagining or
contriving my symptoms.
was breaking down the barriers and getting them to listen. Only when I
was diagnosed did they begin to take me seriously, if somewhat begrudgingly.
the experience of making your digital story like?
Informative, enjoyable and a great learning experience. Everyone contributed
to a great week which has, in the end, given me the opportunity to tell
"my story", in the hope that those who see and hear it will