I'm 63 and have had ME for 28years. I'm a writer and though I've published 10 novels (YA, crime and historical fiction) there have been several long time gaps in my writing life and I've lost many opportunities to advance my writing career because of relapses. In fact, it's been almost three years since I've written anything at all apart from this piece and some poetry. It's all very frustrating to say the least and bouncing back gets harder every time. Without my wife and daughters it would be impossible for me.