Yup! I must have been a Yuppie (living and writing with ME/Chronic Fatigue

Hello, I’m back! What? You didn’t miss me? Lol, never mind.

If you have ever read my bio over on Goodreads, or if you know me, you will be aware that I live with the condition known as M.E. otherwise known as myalgic encephalomylitis – doesn’t that just roll off the tongue? It has other names: Yuppie Flu was the handle at one time. Is that word still in use, even? Do you even know what a Yuppie is? If I remember correctly (and M.E. is not easy on the memory) it stands for Young (well, I was when I got this horrible thing) Upwardly Mobile (er…well, I had a reasonably responsible job. But not exactly upwardly mobile) Professional. Er…I had a good job with moderately reasonable pay – I certainly wasn’t what you would have considered to be upwardly mobile, and I was absolutely NOT ambitious. I was not quite in a management position but I had more responsibility than some. But, Yuppie, I was not. Yuppie was a derogatory term for those who were ambitious, and also a somewhat derogatory term for people with a serious illness.

However, I digress. The most often used name for M.E. is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – and that does explain it effectively – although it forgets to mention the pain which goes along with the exhaustion.

Now, when I say chronic fatigue, I know from experience there will be many who think, ‘Well, I get exhausted, too. I’m so tired at the end of the day, I could just drop.’

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About Loretta Livingstone

I write, and I want to tell people about my books. That's why I started this blog. It's all very new, so I will probably make mistakes, but - here I am! Blogging!
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4 Responses to Yup! I must have been a Yuppie (living and writing with ME/Chronic Fatigue

  1. Your ‘You can read the rest of this post here:’ link is missing, Loretta 😱

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