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Esther Crawley - talk 17th Nov Mood disorders Centre, Exeter Uni

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by slysaint, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Demepivo

    Demepivo Dolores Abernathy

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    While we're waiting. Any kebabs on the go?
     
  2. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Always!
     
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  3. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    ......er..........well! I met one very popular person whom we all know, much to my surprise and Esther's.

    We lurked together as we tried to keep a low profile. It didn't last.

    I think 'surprise' wasn't EC's only emotion on spying our popular person though. :smug:.

    I also think I may have spotted Mrs S in the far corner. Am I right Mrs S? (If so, she is so young! :) )

    She was introduced as an outstanding scientist and role model.

    It was quite dreadful. It was headed New research in ME......................not one mention of actual science...............just the usual Dr Crawley Smile, Fitnet and Magenta stuff.........plus some LP practitioners in the audience who had been miraculously cured of ME, of course.

    Family adversity is the main predictor of developing the illness: drugs, poverty, mums have mood disorders..........usual stuff. No pinched photos of middle class girls in white socks and sporting tennis rackets this time though.

    I must not be tempted to write more until after the weekend but it got fiery....................calling the .police was mentioned............................:whistle::zippit:

    Those wicked, wicked advocates were described much to the shock of the audience. Why would they behave like that enquired the audience. Why indeed?

    GET is very successful...................adults are treated with 'Gold Standard Treatments'.......:lol::alien:

    @Large Donner................you are leading me astray. I must keep to my agreement but you won't be disappointed in the story to come, I don't think. :hug::cool:
     
  4. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Really? After the run down of what appears to have been said there, should I really want to hear more?
     
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  5. Mrs Sowester

    Mrs Sowester Senior Member

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    I wasn't there, so wish I had been though @Countrygirl!
     
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  6. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    By the way, don't tell anyone about the above because the instructions were that nothing is to be posted. Well, of course not.
     
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  7. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Instructions by what authority? Were they saying that no one can report back on any scientific claims made today? Are you referring only to un published papers?
     
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  8. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    Seriously! :confused: It was your spitting image.

    Well I kept smiling at you and winking! :eek::oops:

    Oh................clang! She must have been bewildered by my strange behaviour then. :redface::redface::redface::redface::redface::redface::redface::redface:

    It must have been a psychologist. Double clang!

    I wondered why you didn't respond. :bang-head:
     
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  9. Mrs Sowester

    Mrs Sowester Senior Member

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    Oh dear @Countrygirl, I've been home all day gluing sequins onto Christmas crackers, you were winking at a random psychologist! They'll be writing peculiar papers about that sort of behaviour!!!

    (My avatar isn't me btw, she is just a random google image trawler woman - she's got 20 years and 10 stone on me. Worried now o_O)
     
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  10. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    No, they didn't want anything reported outside the room because of those nasty patients.

    EC said she thought the room was just full of 'nice psychologists'.
     
  11. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Ah ha, so its true, there weren't any scientists there!
     
  12. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    Worrying isn't it! They will be turning up in white coats, knocking at my door.

    No, I know the woman in the yellow coat isn't you.

    Just............sometimes I travel incognito and have had a glimpse of you...............I believe...:D:)
     
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  13. Mrs Sowester

    Mrs Sowester Senior Member

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    Well that's a relief @Countrygirl! Yes, it is me in my profile picture at S4ME.info (if that's where you mean?) I'm in my mid forties.
    We should all wear discrete badges with our usernames for when we venture to these events though, or have secret handshakes so we can identify each other.
     
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  14. Skycloud

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    @Countrygirl so glad you were there, and the 'other person', and I'm sure this suspense isn't good for me..
    Hope you're getting some rest.

    edit - you're
     
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  15. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    If all else fails, I can tell you what happened back channel, but let's wait until 'our very good friend' decides what he wants to write about it. :)
     
  16. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    Scientific?

    Did you say scientific??

    I didn't hear anything scientific from beginning to end.

    I suspect no one told EC the title of the talk..........The latest Research into Myalgic Encephalopathy and in paediatric CFS'.

    We heard about how successful it is to cut out paper circles and jump into them shouting STOP repeatedly and how adults have Gold Standard Treatments. Oh yes, how the best predictor of future ME is to come from a drug-using, poverty-stricken background with a mum who has a mood disorder.

    Oh and I nearly forgot: EC is an outstanding scientist and a role model for others.

    Isn't that ......nice. :angel:
     
  17. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    I'm guessing David Tuller was there?:woot:
     
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  18. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

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    :smug:
     
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  19. thegodofpleasure

    thegodofpleasure Player in a Greek Tragedy

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    Oooooo ........ now that is interesting.
    I'm really looking forward to hearing all about the encounter.

    No doubt she will (as always) try and spin her version of events to make herself look like the tragic victim of a vicious and unwarranted assault on her "vital" research
     
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  20. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member

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    Confirmed!

     
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