International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day Is On May 12, 2018
Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities:The debilitating truth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by aimossy, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. aimossy

    aimossy Senior Member

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    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    Just spotted this online also... For once they have a fantastic picture to go with the headline- a person in a wheelchair, and they even talk to someone who is a part time wheelchair user like so many of us have to be. So gratefult hat they got this right!
     
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Finally! An article about ME illustrated by a photo of a person in a wheelchair, not a tired model with immaculate make-up and blow-dried hair looking faintly weary while sitting at an office computer in her full-time job.

    I already like it and I haven't even read it!
     
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    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    We crossed, @justy! Great minds...
     
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    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    They are taking comments.
     
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    Though the person in a wheelchair is in a physical therapy office. The bars in front of them are for people relearning to walk or balance. Not that it would really help with ME patients, since our arms aren't anymore likely to support us than our legs.

    But yeah, still a much better photo than usual!
     
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    Good article. The one thing I thought was misleading was referring to the woman's relapse as "severe" when she was still holding down a full-time job. To my mind severe ME is housebound/bedbound.
     
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    Interesting point of view in the comments section to this article:

    "I'm so tired of the claim "There is no treatment". There are dozens of effective treatments for CFS/ME. The access needs to be improved, but it doesn't mean that treatment doesn't exist".

    Tell us more, please??
     
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    She is pushing her book (without actually mentioning it)

    http://www.brokenmarionettebook.com/
     
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