Saturday, 11 June 2011

All About M.E. - welcome

This blog is dedicated to posting information about M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), otherwise (regrettably) known as C.F.S. (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).

I am not a medical expert. But I appear to have M.E. I say 'appear', since there is currently no medical test that can definitively identify M.E. in a person. In fact, there is still as yet no absolute conclusion of M.E. as a real medical condition. However, UK physicians have been prepared to officially declare me with M.E. since there was no other way to explain my set of symptoms.

It took me some 12 years before I came to the realization that I had M.E. Part of the reason why it took so long to recognize this was a belief that I was too strong to be weak. M.E. seemed to be about people who were just plain weak. That was just surely not me. I had always been a very strong, dynamic individual. The other reason why it took so long to recognize that I had M.E. was simply the lack of resources available to help people understand what M.E. is. For some time, I have planned to create better resources and information distribution to understand M.E. Finally, I have gotten around to doing it. This blog is going to aim to be one of the best resources on the net for M.E.

I look forward to contributions, stories, and comments about your M.E. stories. I will be sharing mine, and I hope you will too. Maybe M.E. cannot be beaten, but there is definitely a lot you can do to help yourself. The first step to helping yourself is being as well informed as possible.

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