Person with ME


My name is Shelley. I started to feel unwell about the age of 11. 

I started to feel fatigue, headaches aching muscles, felt like I had the flu all the time and my speech went funny. I went to the doctors and ended up in hospital in Crewe.

They didnít know what to do with me so I went to a Manchester hospital. Thatís when my nightmare began. I felt really ill at that time and a sister said it was all in my mind.

I was left on a hard plastic chair all day. I was struggling to feed myself and my weight went down to 3 and a half stone because of the neglect that I had at that hospital.  I was close to death so my family took me out of that hospital.  It saved my life. The disgusting treatment that I had at that hospital I could go on.