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Can You Come for a Visit? My ME/CFS Says No
My daughter and son-in-law just had a baby last week. We are thrilled. But we won't be able to see the baby or hold her any time soon. We won't be able to take over little gifts or help out with housework or babysitting.
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Moving a Severe ME patient

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Ember, May 30, 2013.

  1. Ember

    Ember Senior Member

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    By the CFS Patient Advocate
    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    More: http://cfspatientadvocate.blogspot.ca/2013/05/moving-severe-me-patient.html
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  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I saw this - I'm not as ill as this but I've got serious problems if I want to travel from one town to another, which I don't attempt more than once a year.

    Chris is right that the most severely ill among us are hidden, and that that's wrong.
  3. Nielk

    Nielk

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    I was too ill to attend the CFSAC but, I gave my testimony over the phone. I did emphasize the severely ill.


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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I liked it that you made the point that the previous year, you couldn't go.

    Chris, in his piece, made the point that govt committees should be forced to watch 'Voices from the Shadows' at the beginning of the meeting. Good idea.
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  5. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member

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    It's so crazy. How can anyone turn their head to this? Do they really think individuals just want to hang out in a bed like this? Even psychiatrists say that no one wants to really be sick and anxious. No one wants to be even a hypochondriac. We are not that. No one wants to not thrive.

    People don't want to hang out in their room, or house for years.

    The only word I can think of that comes to my mind for this behavior is a major curse word. It starts with an F and ends with an ed on the end of it.
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  6. Shell

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    My GP asked me if I was afraid to die, when I mentioned the way people die of ME. "No," I told him, "I'm certainly not afraid to die, I'd be out of it then wouldn't I? No, what scares the hell out of me, is ending up bedbound with no help or hope. THAT really does scare me as I get worse and worse with this illness."

    Even my GP, who is one of the good ones, doesn't get it really.
  7. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    Even the moderately ill need more than that or we will be joining the ranks of the bedbound.
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  8. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member

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    Shell, I wonder if he doesn't get it or if he is just scared. He's watching someone unravelling and feels powerless. IT's a sad situation. My doc had CFS and gets scared when I am really sick. He becomes silent. I know it's bothering him, not just as a doctor, but it's a fear that grows deeper than that. He knows that as much as he thinks he can help me, he really can't.
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  9. PennyIA

    PennyIA Senior Member

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    EXACTLY. My biggest fear is getting completely bed-bound and 'stuck'. Spending the next 20 years as ill as I have been is not acceptible.
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