Living with chronic fatigue: How I wish my friends would treat me – Telegraph Lifestyle 21st December 2015

Bear Grylls and I have virtually nothing in common – the survival expert has a GTI turbo-charged body, whereas seven years ago, mine became my jailor.

Grylls recently name-checked kindness as an overlooked quality “critical to survival,” and in the midst of paralysing physical pain, fear and despair I have learned how true this observation is. But also, because compassion doesn’t cure suffering, it is absurdly easy to neglect precisely when it is most urgently needed.

Read the full article by Lucy Mayhew on the Telegraph Lifestyle Blog.

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