When I was diagnosed with ME in June I felt like my life was over. The doctors told me that they could do things to manage it but not cure it and as an active 17 year old student the thought of having to deal with this exhaustion all the time was crushing. I felt like everyone would pity me and treat me different if I told them so I kept it to myself. Only my mum knew and she did her best to help me keep it together and keep as active as I could. Then september I met the most amazing guy, we went out of an evening 3 nights in a row, on the 4th night I had to tell him I couldn't come cause I was exhausted. He asked me whether it was something he'd done and I explained about my condition. The following day he turned up with a bunch of flowers, an excersise and diet plan and the biggest smile on his face. He'd been online and found out the best ways to help me live life to the max. We've now been together 3 months and are still going strong. Since that day I have realised that just because I suffer from ME doesn't mean my life is over.