What’s wrong with me by Meghan O’Rourke

Illness narratives usually have startling beginnings—the fall at the supermarket, the lump discovered in the abdomen, the doctor’s call. Not mine. I got sick the way Hemingway says you go broke: “gradually and then suddenly.”

A story of auto-immune disease that could easily be one about ME/CFS and any one of the related conditions. Meghan O’Rourke tells of how she comes to terms with a chronic illness.

Read the story at the New Yorker.

 

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