13 April 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Fears for future of Queen’s M.E./CFS clinic
Lindsey Gurrey, who has M.E., is very worried about the future of the M.E./CFS clinic at Queen's Hospital, Romford. The 48-year-old says she fears she may relapse without the specialist care offered by the service, which faces closure following the retirement of lead consultant Professor Findley.
Ilford Recorder, online
Battle with Lyme disease
Survival guru and TV star Ray Mears says a tick bite led to a 14-year battle with Lyme disease. His symptoms included excruciating back pain and declining health that almost forced him to give up work.
Bexhill on Sea meeting
People with M.E. are invited to a monthly support group meeting at Alfredo and Sue Silva’s Café, Western Road, Bexhill on Thursday 14 April, 3-4pm. For more information, call Carole on 01424 8992460.
Bexhill on Sea Observer, p 3
What makes people happy?
Life coach Sarah Marshall, who specialises in working with people with M.E./CFS, contributes to a discussion on happiness.
BBC Radio Tees, Drivetime, 5.21pm
Emma West, who has M.E., is raising money for the Lymphoma Association in memory of her late uncle Peter Dear. Emma will take part in a sponsored skydive.
Daventry Express, p 3
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