Dr Shephard didn't mention XMRV, very bad.
How could he forget? Maybe he forgot. LOL
His friends in the Department of Health look after him well it seems.
Politically correct as ever, and brings nothing new - heard it all before 20 years ago.
Pacing is common sense, and works on the psychiatric like that that patients have a boom and bust cycle. We don't pay tax in the UK for 'free' health care - to be advised to produce an 'activity diary'. Actually we do, but we shouldn't.
And wonders of wonders the radio guest 'Natalie' turns up and she's full of energy and getting better. Couldn't write the script better myself!
This EXACT scenario happened to me in state run hospital running a 'programme of management' for ME that had a 70% cure rate for bed ridden patients. A pretty 20yr old was ordered to come up to me in Hospital and tell me she used to be just like me too - but she cured herself with CBT/Pacing, and I can be like her too if I want to. My choice. That was in 1996.
Note they don't interview someone who's been in the Emergency Room over and over again, or someone with a catheter bag, as that would not tell the listener the real story.
''I was very severe until I learnt how to 'manage' the illness''
What does that statement mean to people listening? It's obvious.
Lets have people say that I was very severe with Lupus, until I managed it?
ERR, NO. What an insult to people severely affected by neuro immune disease.
I can manage my illness very well, if I don't I live in Hospital 24.7. End of story. Yet I am still bed ridden/house bound.
Terrible organised propaganda as ever, by the state run radio station.
Compare this rubbish interview with listening to Dr Judy, Dr Peterson, Dr Lerner.
Severity is caused by the severity of the disease process
, not by patients behaviour, attitudes and beliefs leading them to miss manage.
Trash produce from the BBC, and my trash country.
Long live America, land of the free educated and the WPI without an agenda of disinformation and silence like the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Where's the interview with the patient with skin burns from laying in their own waste? Not politically correct, loses them votes - they won't play it.
If they did, then that would be reality. Reality is not helpful when you need to create a mirage.