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Jane Gill
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This article originally appeared in the June 2000 issue of Talking Point.

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Jane Gill

From Bute, South Australia

Jane has helped start up a new Northern Yorke Peninsula Support Group for CFS sufferers and carers, which meets at the Wallaroo Community Health Centre.

I first became ill nearly six year ago. I’d had glandular fever and wasn’t getting any better. I struggled on for 18 months going back to the doctor and getting nowhere with him. As I read articles in magazines and newspapers about CFS I virtually diagnosed myself, with confirmation from a couple of friends. I took the initiative and booked an appointment with a specialist in town who said I had a rather severe case of CFS and proceeded to record a letter to be sent back to the local GP stating that fact.

It was terribly difficult for me in those first 18 months. I had no name for what was wrong with me. I couldn’t say to anyone, “Well, I have this or that.” It was a little like a nightmare that had no end.

I became a member of the ME/CFS Society. They gave me the name of a contact, Marjorie Turner, at Port Pirie who was like a light to me. To be able to ring her and talk for ages about how I felt and to hear she knew how I felt was such a relief. It turned my life around and gave me the start I needed.

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