My hope is that we are just hearing more about it through being engaged with social media. It is very hard to know how many are dying and our hearts go out to all those experiencing loss. I hope that our engagement leads to greater support to those who are suffering so much.
RIP Tink and rest well and gently all who are still suffering.
I think that we are seeing the long term impact of ME/CFS patients taking prescribed medicines written by doctors that really don't understand (or acknowledge) our illness. We increasingly are becoming a drug based society, "take a pill and it will fix it", and many of us on on multiple drugs. Because the drugs we take, and specifically the drug interactions, are not studied on ME/CFS patients, we are essentially gambling with our lives.