Friday, 8 August 2014

Wish 7 - Watch Voices from the shadows


Very few people with severe M.E get their voices heard, we are bedbound in dark rooms and isolated from the world. Many times even if our voices are heard then they are ignored.

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This is an excellent documentary about severe M.E and what a lot of us have been through. It features sufferers and their families talking about their experiences and also has parts of top experts from around the world giving small chunks of information.

Voice's can now be watched on Vimeo for free until the end of the year. Click this link and then 'rent for $3' and enter the code VOICES (you need to register your name, email and a password but no spam and it only takes a minute).

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So far 0/30 people have watched it, please watch and let me know!

There is a very good article written by Telegraph film reviewer Scott, it can be read here

Lynne Guilderdale is featured in the program, I knew Lynne but sadly lost touch (maintaining friendships with very limited energy is hard). Her Mum wrote a very moving book about their experiences which can be purchased from Amazon here
Please let me know if you watch it and what your thoughts are

I would love to hear or see pictures if you take part with any of my wishes and will read them on my birthday (21/12). My contact details are and Vikki C/O Post Pals, PO Box 278, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4WN, England. Thank you


  1. I watched the video Voices from the Shadows with increasing horror at the intensity of patients unnecessary suffering at the hands of the medical profession we put our trust in. I also felt an overwhelming sense of sadness for those whose lives are not only put on hold, but become a daily endurance of pain and suffering.
    I have two very dear friends who had ME and have recovered, but their ME was nowhere near as intense as in the cases shown on the video. Even so their suffering meant that they could not work, could not socialise and had to plan their day meticulously so that what little energy they did have was used for the best purpose.
    I am left with great admiration and respect for you, Vikki, and other sufferers of ME as you face each day. And I pray that an appropriate treatment/cure will be found very soon.

  2. Watched the video - it is very powerful and well done, and does convey the range and severity of symptoms of severe ME patients.