Lisa Catherwood

I have had ME for almost 40 years. The first time I was 14. This drawing was done in my late teens before my diagnosis at 21, trying to explain the pain and types of pain I was having and how it felt. My mouth is drawn stitched up because I didn’t have the words to express what was happening to me. All the pains are connected by the hooks and string and movement causes more and the horror is the small paintbox I can’t reach.