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Lessons from ME/CFS: Finding Meaning in the Suffering
If you're aware of my previous articles here at Phoenix Rising then it's pretty clear that I don't generally spend my time musing upon the philosophy of the disease. I find it better to spend my time reading research and trying my best to break it down to its core elements and write...
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new article "Retrovirus XMRV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".

Discussion in 'Media, Interviews, Blogs, Talks, Events about XMRV' started by Jody, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Jody

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    I have a new article up on empowher.com called "Retrovirus XMRV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".

    http://www.empowher.com/news/herarticle/2009/10/13/retrovirus-xmrv-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome

    By way of encouragement for those who are feeling so aware of the people who are not interested -- my editor Tina sent me a link to a New York Times article on the subject. She was very happy that I could write two articles on the subject this week. I will have another one to go up on Thursday.

    She also said she would be very interested in what my thoughts are on all this as a CFS sufferer.

    One more for our side. :)
  2. _Kim_

    _Kim_ Guest

    Your writing is so clear

    Wonderful job on the article! You've synthesized the XMRV information down to a very understandable and informative piece. Please keep writing. Your contributions are so essential.
  3. KC22

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    Jody..

    Great article!!! You have a real gift at writing.

    Not only can you write, but you are funny, too. (two gifts):)
  4. Lisa

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    Nice Jody. :)

    I'm really looking forwards to reading those other articles. :)

    Lisa :)
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    Jody empowher on XMRV

    Great job. I'm printing it out for my mom!

    Kelly
  6. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    Yay You!

    :D

    Koan
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    Excellent! Thanks! :)
  8. Jody

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    Thanks everybody.

    It was a bit daunting writing this piece. There is already so much out there that has so much detail to it.

    I felt rather like the kid who brought in her essay late, crumpled with peanut butter on it, and icky from being dropped in a mud puddle on the way to school. :)

    Plus, for empowher.com, it has a 400 word max. which may sound like a lot but when you're trying to really cover a topic 400 words is just enough to be really frustrating.

    So I just covered what I knew about the basics. And tried to define some terms for the non-science brains (like mine).

    I drew on Cort's stuff here unashamedly. :D

    And the first paragraph was inspired by a conversation from the forums between Koan and a couple other posters who were trying to remember what the blasted retrovirus' name was. :p

    So thanks for helping me write my article. It's racking up the hits right now, as I'm sure all articles on this subject are doing.

    Hot topic.
  9. Jody

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    Hey all,

    This article has been viewed by over 1,000 people in a day and a half on empowher.com. And the hits don't seem to be slowing down.

    Nice for me. :D

    And nice for all of us, as it is just one small indication that there is a great interest and hunger for this information about our illness.
  10. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    Yay, Jody!!!

    Who's our very own little awareness scribe, then?

    :rolleyes:

    you are!
  11. Jody

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    Thanks Koan,

    This forums seems to be the home of a great many writers, though.

    Fantastic to have so many in our ranks who can give voice to our illness and take us out of invisibility into ... the spotlight.
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    That's so awesome!!!!! :) :D
  13. Jody

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    Summer,

    Yeah, it's really encouraging.

    And also encouraging that there are a billion articles like this on the net right now and they are all being eaten up by a hungry public.

    Oh yeah. :D
  14. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    The peanut butter makes it so much better though!!! Congrats!!!!
  15. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    Well, you know, peanut butter makes everything better. :D
  16. mezombie

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    What a great piece, Jody!

    1000 hits! Wow!
  17. Jody

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    marie,

    Cool, huh? :)

    People want to know about this. Thank God. :)
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    Jody

    Good job and it is exciting that there is so much interest in this subject.
  19. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Thanks for doing that Jody. I am so glad it's getting a lot of attention!

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