Marion Michell

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Marion Michell is a London-based artist and writer who has lived with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) since 1999 and was diagnosed with Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) in 2014.

Her book Supinely Sublimely was published by Palewell Press in December 2016. In carefully crafted and tightly focused chronicles it evokes the highs and lows of trying to maintain a creative practice as an artist/writer whose days are framed by a debilitating and little understood disease.

She was interviewed by Melissa Viney for her series Chronic Illness and Creativity, broadcast on Radio4, Woman’s Hour on 25 August 2016

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myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) - A form of orthostatic intolerance where the cardinal symptom is excessive tachycardia due to changing position (e.g. from lying down to sitting up).

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