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ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.


ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

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Talking Point
March 2001
In this issue:
Vice-President’s Report
Dr Tapendra Mohan Mukherjee
Medical Seminar (May 12)
Chronic Illness on the Web
Jonathon Foote
Handy Hints
Home Assist Programs
Support Groups

Chronic Illness on the Web

By Andrea O’Brien

What does CFS have in common with HIV, cancer, MS, and arthritis? Biological and scientific differences divide these illnesses, but remarkably there are important similarities between them that bring them together. To answer the question they are all chronic debilitating illnesses.

Chronic illness share many characteristics, including: misunderstanding, discrimination, physical limitations, financial setbacks, and inability to continue working. These and other similarities give us as sufferers of ME/CFS the opportunity to share and relate to the lives and stories of people suffering from other types of illness.

In addition, we can use general resources created to help and support sufferers, and also those designed to bring understanding about chronic illness into the community.

To find out more about your membership in the chronic illness community, and to access information on chronic illness, and useful resources, log on to the internet sites listed below.
The Invisible Disabilities Advocate (IDA) has some great articles to read from her booklet “Helpful Hints: Guide to understanding, supporting and encouraging people with debilitating illness.”
A fantastic resource for kids, teens and adults. Covers a wide range of issues concerned with growing up and coping with a medical problem.
A site containing links to information on almost any chronic illness. There are also resources on health sites, alternate medicine, wellness, and disciplines and education.
Go to the chronic illness link for comprehensive information on a range of chronic illnesses, covering both medical and personal aspects.
Lots of everyday tips for coping with chronic illness. Including tips for self-care, household tasks, energy conservation, pain and relaxation, and inspiration.

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