Patient Voice – Back to School

by | Sep 8, 2016 | Patient Voice

back to school

Topic for September:

Tell us about something your chronic illness has taught you. Living with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, so much is lost, but many tell us of the things they’ve gained as well. How have you learned to live a full life, in spite of living with a debilitating disease? Have you had moments when you thrive? What have you learned about yourself that, prior to becoming ill, you did not know?



This is the time of year when students head back to class and begin the next leg of their educational journey. One of the greatest ways we can all learn something new is from listening to and sharing with one another.


This month we ask all of you to share with your fellow ME/CFS and FM community something you have learned along the way.

In this patient community we see the true strength of the human spirit. We see ME/CFS and FM patients doing amazing, smart and inspiring things each and every day. We want to focus on your stories. It can be hard to share about a moment when you learned something new about yourself, found something deep inside of you that you did not know was there, but we challenge you to stop and think about time you moved beyond your very real, very debilitating sickness to discover something rare and wonderful about yourself. In sharing your experience you’ll undoubtedly inspire others to the same growth experience in their own life! 

Perhaps you want to write a short story, submit a poem, or send a blog post? Or maybe you have artwork, photography or a piece of music that reminds you of this? The Patient Voice is about lifting your voice a little higher and sharing your inspiring message, so be creative.

Send your submission to [email protected]

Find details on making a submission HERE