The Poverty of Severe ME + Other Articles

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The Poverty of Severe ME  — Greg Crowhurst

The poverty entered into here is a stark and complete poverty.

It is a poverty on all levels: poverty of wealth – unable to earn money you rely on benefits which are not easily gained, or easily kept , neither do they provide for more than the minimum of life.

Poverty of pride, you have to sacrifice all self esteem as you search more and more for charitable grants to meet your basic needs, crushed by rising prices and dwindling funds

Poverty of family, you become alienated from their normal lives ,  they  shut you out, they get on with normality rather than enter into the path of suffering you endure moment by moment, too careless of your feelings, too busy in their own lives, too angry with you for not being who they want and expect you to be

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