Over the years a lot changed. Aged 12 I was diagnosed with M.E. That put a stop to a lot. I spent 3 months housebound and 2 weeks in hospital before I was finally diagnosed. I was in so much pain and barely had any energy to go to the bathroom let alone get washed and dressed or attend school. I thought my days of holidays were completely over. After my diagnosis I started physio and hydro, I slowly started to build myself back up again step by step. I eventually started back at school one hour a week. Over the next 2 years I slowly built it up to mornings. This made me hopeful I would be able to travel again.