Amanda Francey

ME? Lockdown was already my normal Imagine if you were the only person you knew in lockdown while the whole world remained open and life continued on without you. You’re excluded from your family and friends on a daily basis. Now imagine on top of this, you are feeling incredibly ill, so ill, you can’t bear noise, light, touch or stimulation of any kind. You would love to pass your time with exercise, baking, reading books, favourite hobbies, chatting with friends and family on the phone or video-link, but all are intolerable to you. Imagine not only being trapped inside your home, but inside your broken body, year after year, watching your life pass by, knowing restrictions aren’t going to be lifted in the foreseeable future as there’s no glimpse of a cure or effective treatment on the horizon.