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Phoenix Rising: End of year ‘Story Edition’
Tuesday 29 January 2008
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The latest offering from Phoenix Rising is a special edition entitled The Story Edition, or to give its full title: Tales From the Edge: the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Story Edition.
Here is Cort’s introduction:
Welcome to the end of the year ‘Story Edition’ of Phoenix Rising. The edition, which was delayed because of computer problems, was designed to give ME/CFS patients a chance to ponder the difficulties and opportunities that millions of people across the globe face as we enter the new year. The challenges facing the CFS community are enormous.
These are three remarkably different stories; one involves a Canadian now almost completely disabled but still participating as fiercely as she can, a Nevadan who’s story illustrates the emotional challenges ME/CFS can pose to an entire family, and a ME/CFS patient who emerged in complete health after from many years of suffering. Plus there’s a blog from me about a possible breakthrough that will provide food for thought for some chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patients.
You can access these stories at the below URL’s.
Linda’s Story - Linda writes of the ups and downs of a 20 year journey with severe ME/CFS that began in college.
DM’s Story – DM’s family, with their diagnosis by a prominent physician and their well documented immune abnormalities, demonstrate how many different facets - emotional and physical - ME/ CFS can have.
Diana’s Story – Diana’s story of recovery from a chlamydiae pneumoniae infection may be familiar to some. Here she provides a recent update of her startling return to health after many years of suffering.
Corts Blog – A new trigger for CFS? A trip to the dentist has a surprising results with possibly long term results.
As it moves into its third year the Phoenix Rising newsletter will undergo some changes. The issues will be shorter and more theme-oriented and will probably come out more frequently. The advocacy interviews will continue and an attempt will be made to interview physicians as well.
If you’ve attempted to contact me regarding the newsletter or website and I haven’t replied I apologize. About 10% of all subscriptions are automatically returned because of e-mail problems. I’d assumed that e-mail process differentiated between automatically returned messages and actual e-mails but it doesn’t – some e-mails have been buried in the mass of returned e-mails. Please e-mail again if you didn’t receive a reply to a message.
The newsletter has fallen behind because of computer problems and work on upgrading the website. Expect several newsletters to come your way soon as I catch up.