Hi all, hopefully you're all having not too bad a day. Just thought I would share with you an interesting article that I found in one of the e-mails I get from an American website Health Rising that I have recently joined. It is a story about and by a young chap called Whitney Dafoe who is enduring a severe case of bed-ridden ME/CFS.
It is interesting and worth reading in its entirety, but be warned as with most of these articles, parts of it are tough to read. It does though offer some hope with regard to the research that is going on in the States. The article itself is on pages 20-23 of the publication.
Personally I found one of the most interesting (though distressing) parts was his description of an ME/CFS crash on page 22. Until now I have never been able to put it into words what my "volcanic flushes" really feel like and have always thought people who don't know the condition would think you are being really melodramatic if you told the truth. But there it is in black and white - an accurate description of exactly what it feels like (for me anyway).
If you are interested this is the link to the Health Rising website too cortjohnson.org/
I don't know about you, but much of it resonates with me. Let me know if you have any thoughts.
Take care of yourselves.