Young Woman Wants To Raise Awareness After A Bug Found In Tap Water Burrows Into Her Eye And Still Lives There

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August 20, 2018 10:53 By Fabiosa

A young woman’s life turned upside down due to a single bug found in tap water. She wants to raise awareness about a special condition she has to live with to warn others.

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Skye tells her story

19-year-old Skye Wheeler from Cornwall lives in a constant fear since the tap water parasite got into her eye and still lives there.

Skye was 14 when the parasite burrowed in her cornea and ate away at her eye. Since that moment, the young woman lives in a constant fear to get blind.

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Skye was told this parasite is called as Acanthamoeba Keratitis. Despite years of treatment, the dangerous bug still lives in her eye.

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Later, her condition has developed into myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

Wheeler spoke out to raise awareness about ME, which is often misunderstood by people. ME causes extreme exhaustion and constant fatigue.

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Skye explained how much it hurts to live with her special condition every single day:

The fatigue we feel is like a thousand bricks being tied to your body. You can't muster up the energy to put on foot in front of the other. The only thing you can do is lie and exist.

Despite all the difficulties, Skye is not going to give up. The young lady hopes her story would be a sign to other people who may suffer from the same or similar condition to keep fighting and never lose hope for the better future.

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We keep praying for Skye and her recovery.

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Myalgic encephalomyelitis is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. The illness can be unpredictable and hard to diagnose.

Some people develop chronic fatigue syndrome after having a viral infection.

Symptoms of the disease include:

1. Constant fatigue.

2. Loss of concentration.

3. Severe headaches.

4. A sore throat.

5. Hormonal imbalances.

6. Unrefreshing sleep.

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In case, you experience the symptoms mentioned above, it is recommended to see a doctor.

Be healthy!

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