ITV news covers the story of Gary Burgess, a journalist with ME. (includes a short video) to mark the showing of Unrest. on Jersey tonight.
- ITV REPORT
- 22 February 2018 at 6:03pm
Living with ME: Gary Burgess shares his story
ME, also known as Cronic Fatigue Syndrome, is a condition that causes severe fatigue, chronic pain, as well as a loss in concentration known as "brain fog".
Gary has been signed off from work for 14 months, after being diagnosed last year and describes the illness as like having a "battery that won't charge".
ME can be really hard to explain because you can't see it.
The best way I describe it is, imagine you've got an old mobile phone where the battery won't fully charge. ME is like that.
I start my day with a battery that's barely charged overnight and stuff that shouldn't use much energy really knackers my battery.
– GARY BURGESS, ITV CHANNEL TV JOURNALIST
Since his diagnosis, Gary has set up an online support network called "Zonked Club", which aims to offer support for people with fatigue-linked illnesses.
Last updated Thu 22 Feb 2018