Made me laugh
- There must be some secret, sinister reason why people with ME tend to stay at home and use the internet a lot
- Probably the same reason they don’t buy many shoes
Or as my GP notes go:
"I reassured the patient that all blood tests were normal. The patient was reassured."
Calling trials on children cute names like ‘Smile’ and ‘Magenta’ makes them less inherently evil
Why are you attacking us? We’re the very people who are trying to help you
Sir Simon Wessely has to live in an iron bunker at the bottom of Loch Ness
There’s just not enough psychologists studying the lifestyle of people with ME
And with so many different diagnostic criteria already in use, it can’t do any harm to invent another one from time to time for no apparent reason, can’t it?
These quacks won't get challenged in their shonky ideas if they deal mainly with healthy people! He got all enthusiastic about curing you but brought no intuition, observation or even respect to the interaction. Not enough healing practitioners of any persuasion are open and teachable. Too many masters for something they don't know enough about. Ignorance and enthusiasm is a dangerous combination.
@Jeckylberry Thanks for the article link. I agree with your last sentence, and have experienced these characteristics in many (probably) well-intentioned alternative/complementary medical practitioners. However, an even more dangerous combination is ignorance and arrogance -- an accurate description for the yoga "guru" mentioned in my earlier post.