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Brilliant account of the fall into chronic illness — Sarah Perry in the Guardian

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  1. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    Last Saturday the Guardian carried a guest piece by the emerging young writer Sarah Perry that really shouldn't be missed.

    She became ill a few years ago with what turned out to be Grave's disease. She is now comparatively well, following lengthy treatment, but much changed by the experience. Many of the waypoints along the road she has walked will be all too familiar to people here.

    The comments are worth reading, too, some of them clearly from our 'tribe'.

    Link to article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeand...a-book-make-me-ill-graves-disease-sarah-perry

    Do take 15 minutes to read the piece if you can. It's just beautiful.

    For those who find a lengthy article too much, here are a few extracts:

    And now that she has regained most of her health:

     
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    Yes, I read this, and thought it was a fantastic, and very moving, piece.
     
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    :eek:
     
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  4. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    Further proof, if we needed it, that there are some irredeemable numpties out there (and a surprising number of them are really into psychology). Fortunately, most comments that I saw were far more sensible and supportive.
     
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    Woolie Senior Member

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    Lovely Britishism there, @sarah darwins! Made me laugh :lol:
     
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  6. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    My work here is done :)
     
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