The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
OverTheHills presents the first article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME international Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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"I couldn't get out of bed for eight months - now I'm a burlesque stripper"

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Aurator, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Aurator

    Aurator Senior Member

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    Oh, dear! Burlesque journalism. Soft porn struggling to achieve status of news story.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/couldnt-out-bed-eight-months-6438056#comments-section

    "Diagnosed with stress and
    ME, she barely had the energy to make a cup of tea, and struggled to get out of bed for eight months."
    "But her downward spiral was halted thanks to her alter ego -
    burlesque dancer Briar Rouge."
    "One day, watching videos of other people dancing, she decided her life had been in the doldrums for long enough."
    Recalling how she felt getting back up on stage, Becky said: 'It was nerve wracking but exciting. I wasn't as fit as I'd been before but it was liberating to be on stage again. I felt alive.'"
    "I'm doing all sorts of exciting things now and, in an odd way, I owe it to the bullies from school. They made me look for a way to escape and I found it in burlesque."
     
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  2. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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  3. eafw

    eafw Senior Member

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    Oh, I just lost a bet with myself. Thought it had to be the Daily Mail. Good comments on the Mirror article though.
     
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  4. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    I was hoping that the original poster had a story to tell. Ah well...
     
  5. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    The people diagnosing these cases of ME need to be sued for malpractice :meh:
     
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  6. RL_sparky

    RL_sparky Senior Member

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    Another recovery story for Cort's website I see.
     
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  7. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Oh My God this is completely the reverse of my story, I used to be a burlesque stripper now I've got ME.
     
  8. eafw

    eafw Senior Member

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    This is a serious point and does underline why we really need a consistent definition and set of diagnostic criteria to be used.
     
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  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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  10. Kina

    Kina

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    Here's the cure folks:

    Stripping to replace CBT as the treatment and cure for ME

    I am too disgusted to even be disgusted.
     
  11. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    I'm pretty sure Action for ME could get behind that. And it would give the OTs something to do.
     
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  12. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    This is incredibly sexist - what are men with ME supposed to do?
     
  13. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Burlesque!! I already told you I used too!!
     
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  14. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Oh My, Patrick Stuart is the new poster boy for CDC CFS!!!
     
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  15. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    Your position is incredibly sexist - have you never watched Magic Mike (yes I thought it was a kids film too until I saw it) ;)
     
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  16. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    Grow a pair ... obviously! You can't swing the tassels without 'em :woot:
     
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  17. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    I just read the article and stopped laughing. I'm livid.

    Thank you, Professor Wessely et al. This is what you've done.
     
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  18. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Hahaha, I am duly chastened, Valentjin.

    Large Donner: and you gave it up to have ME?

    Justy: no I haven´t, but i will do so right now.
     
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  19. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Magic Mike? Thunder from Down Under? Hey @heapsreal There you go!
     
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  20. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Yes, I gave up for the benefit rewards and lounging around all day, I do however sleep in an enormous champagne glass.

    Justy I am duly shocked, and as for you and the tassels msf they are not needed however....you can leave your hat on.
     
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