Here Isobel talks about how her ME was misunderstood at school.
TranscriptIf I was in control of my education when I was younger, I think there would have been a way where I could have tailored it so that I could have achieved more. Like if I was, if someone was in my situation and I was the teacher or decision maker, I think I could have probably tailored it so that they could have probably at least got GCSE's I think. I think it's because ME is so misunderstood, and it's such an invisible disability, and as well being so young, I didn't really want people to know how much pain I was in or what I was going through, I wanted people to think I was normal, I probably didn't help myself there, but I feel like, opinions on ME have progressed although it is kind of slow. You know, people are now kind of, not just assuming it's a psychological illness, they know a little bit more about it and they know that it's a physical illness and you know, people do know more about it so I think the chances are, like, if I was to do my education again, the teachers I might have, they might know more about it and therefore they would treat me slightly better. So overall I do think the treatment has improved.
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