I've been hesitant to share about my experience with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.), especially professionally, because, I've worried people will doubt my abilities and strength. I am realizing, however, that people can just as well see my abilities and strength as incredible and perhaps even be inspired!
As a person with such a potentially debilitating condition as M.E., I am doing very well. Most people do not even know I have a chronic health condition. There is value in sharing about our difficulties. Being vulnerable in safe ways, such as, telling our stories, helps us relate to and learn from each other, manage and heal.