Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Firestormm, Jun 24, 2013.
23 June 2013 Daily Telegraph Health
Great, and heart-wrenching, article.
Great article - i don't understand the headline that goes with it.
It's a confusing title - I read it first as 'She had ME but something else killed her' but having read the piece, I think it's trying to say, 'She had ME and it's not a trivial disease so shouldn't be referred to in terms of, well, it's only ME, that won't kill you'.
Yep, 10/10 for the article, 0/10 for the title.
Good article - stupid title.
I think the title uses the word "only" because doctors use it dismissively. "It's only ME" means "It's nothing serious."
I am afraid I don't buy the response from the hospital. I would be utterly amazed if Jane's observations were not completely true.
It is good to see some well written articles slipping out into the open just occasionally.
Firestormm - I didn't realise this was online and that we could click through to show them the traffic, and comment, 'like' it, etc. - would you mind editing your first post to mention that? I didn't realise the headline you've provided was clickable. Might even be an idea just to give the first few paras to force people to the Telegraph site to read it - up to you! But I think the more traffic and reaction they get to this kind of thing, the more they'll do it.
Thanks! I see they've got 15 comments now.
Naomi (author) replied to my posting of her article on IiME Facebook page:
Umm. I can't help wondering if the Editor wanted to downplay the fact that Emily died of ME. By trying to shift the blame to "side effects" as though there was only a secondary role at best of the disease is odd. Avoiding unwanted pressure from vested interests perhaps??
Despite the interference the article was powerful.
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