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"...a despicable, pointless, all-encompassing waste" - HuffPost

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by worldbackwards, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    This popped up on the ME Association website today. It's always nice to read a good piece that pins it down, however many times I may have done so before. Particularly splendid in how it nails lazy media tropes (although ironically committing one itself by appearing in the 'lifestyle' section, rather than the 'horrible diseases that will ruin your life' section, which is sadly neglected).
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/stephen-tudor/me-awareness_b_6532402.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-health
     
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  2. Antares in NYC

    Antares in NYC Senior Member

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    This! So true.
     
  3. mgk

    mgk Senior Member

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    That quote makes me think of one of my favorite people on the internet. I don't really know her, I just follow her work. She posts about her health problems on twitter. She runs her own business and helps other people start and run their own businesses, and does it all while dealing with this illness. She's a huge inspiration to me.
     
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    the poem by J eyre - in the comments . Is really good too
     
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  5. mgk

    mgk Senior Member

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    That broke my heart into pieces. My condition isn't at that level, but I feel for you all, and wish you strength and the best of health. Copying it here in case it goes down:
     
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  6. Hell...Hath...No...Fury..

    Hell...Hath...No...Fury.. Senior Member

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    Thanks so much for posting that poem, i couldnt access the comments on the article.

    It broke my heart reading it. There aren't enough trees on the planet to enable us all to write down our lost dreams :(
     
  7. Antares in NYC

    Antares in NYC Senior Member

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    Let me tell you from experience, trying to hold a full time position with ME/CFS is terrible, a constant struggle against your own body and brain-fogged mind. You are always trying to keep the balance and avoid pushing things so you don't end up in a crash.
    Heartbreaking indeed. So true it hurts.
     
  8. taniaaust1

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    Wow.. what a poem. Thanks for posting that persons poem here. I feel like printing it and sticking it on my toilet wall.
     
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    Sidereal Senior Member

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    Incredible poem.
     

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