Awful that this (the attempts to remove kids with ME from their parents) is going on in the land of MEandYou - and after an apology from the Norwegian Health Directorate (if that's the institution) about how people with ME have been treated in the past.
This resonates with me. The only time I am closer to "normal" is when I have a cold or flu. After about 2-3 years, I forgot what it was like to be healthy again. You just adjust and get used to the new baseline.
For a while, I couldn’t get hugs, it hurted too much. Anything that touched me was painful. And light and sound became painful.
This course is called . . . the . . . Process. Although I had no particular wish to attend to the course, I felt pushed and participated together with my mom. It was a strange experience to be there and be asked to tell myself over and over again that I was healthy even though I was not . . . I was also told that it was my own fault if I failed to get well . . .
So do I! Martin Qvist Giercksky is only 17 and has done a brilliant piece of advocacy there. This poor young man has been ill for over half his young life. Fantastically well done of him to write to the king and get all those other signatories together.