Foggy is on his way to Vietnam after spending 2 and a bit weeks travelling along the Gold Coast of Australia. It has always upset Foggy that it took doctors 3 years to diagnose Sally with having M.E. He doesn't understand that doctors have to rule out EVERYTHING else before concluding that the symptoms all add up to M.E. Unfortunately, there is no test for M.E.
Bethan, is a lovely young woman who is experiencing life affecting symptoms that Sally has come to associate with M.E. Sally asked Bethan to write a blog post from the perspective of someone who is in the void of having a dreadful illness, but not knowing why they are struggling, in pain and not knowing what is wrong. She has had blood tests to rule out certain illnesses and doctors are still none the wiser. In the meantime, she still struggles into work and is finishing her undergraduate degree this week (well done!!). Sally has warned Bethan about the pitfalls of self-diagnosing but, other sufferers will probably agree, her symptoms are regrettably familiar.
This is Bethan's blog