Jackie Gilmore-Crowe’s bad bout of flu turned out to be ME.. which left her in pain and housebound
24 May 2014
LITTLE over a year ago, Jackie Gilmore-Crowe was a busy working mum who thought nothing of a punishing session in the gym after a hard day.
Now, the 47-year-old is virtually housebound and can’t even manage the trip to her local supermarket for the weekly shop.
The teaching assistant is one of 20,000 people in Scotland who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, more commonly known as ME.
Jackie, from Roslin, Midlothian, says the illness makes her feel like she is always being poisoned.
She said: “When I look at my life now, it’s hard to believe how active I once was.
“I had a really busy social life, a job I adored and I was always doing things like spin classes and body pump.
“Now, a walk round the supermarket will leave me feeling ill for days.
“I feel like I’m constantly being poisoned. It’s like my body is attacking itself.”
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