23-year-old writer and science graduate from the University of Melbourne
Carly Cassella is a 23-year-old writer and science graduate from the University of Melbourne. She is a long-time Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferer and activist. She is the founder of Fatigued AF, a social media campaign targeted at young CFS sufferers.
I’m tired. Tired of explaining to friends that their desire to take a nap is not equivalent to debilitating fatigue. Tired of endless blood tests and waiting lists. Tired of jaded university doctors dismissing multiple referrals. Tired of being told that my symptoms are all in my head. Exhausted. Shattered. Spent.