new article "Retrovirus XMRV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".

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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. :)
 
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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.
 

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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):)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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Yay, Jody!!!

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

:rolleyes:

you are!
 

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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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.
That's so awesome!!!!! :) :D
 

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