The Joys of ME

Happy ME Awareness Day. Don’t worry if you weren’t aware of this, no-one is. Not even those of us who actually have ME, on account of us having little awareness of anything, let alone what day it is.

So, a review of the joys of ME:

  • Never having to set an alarm clock
  • No Monday mornings. No ¬†mornings at all, really
  • A Blue Badge so you can park on double yellow lines
  • Having no ¬†expectations to disappoint
  • No-one having expectations of you, either
  • No ¬†stresses about having to do things (except the occasional tricky benefits claims)
  • You can lie on your sofa all day and watch all of Eurovision (yes, including both semifinals) and the Chelsea Flower Show (all 12 hours) and it really, really doesn’t matter.
  • It doesn’t matter if you have no money, because you’ve no energy for going out spending it anyhow.
  • You get a tremendous number of books read – even though you won’t remember what you’ve read a week later.
  • You don’t – usually – die of it

Just a shame that you don’t get the same get-out-of-jail-free card as with cancer. But you can’t have everything.

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