24 August 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
I have only the life I'm living now
Scott Jordan-Harris, 28, is mostly bedbound due to his M.E. and other illness. He blogs about his daily life, and says: “I don't have a parallel life in which I'm out doing all the things I 'should' be doing; I have only the life I'm living now.”
BBC, The Ouch! Blog, online
Launch even for Ipswich support group
Chronic Fatiguers Unite, a support group for people with M.E., CFS and fibromyalgia, will hold a launch event at St John’s Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich on October 29, noon to 4pm. For more information visit www.cfsunite.co.uk.
Ipswich Evening Star, p 11
New report on suicide published
At least one in 10 suicides in Norfolk is by someone with a chronic or terminal illness, says a new report. Norfolk coroner William Armstong gave permission for researchers to examine his records from May 2006 to December 2010. Conditions identified in the inquest records included Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, M.E., chronic arthritis, Huntington’s disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. “The prediction and prevention of suicide is a very complex subject because often a number of factors are involved,” said Mr Armstrong.
Eastern Daily Press, p 8-9
Sayers: my game has progressed
Yorkshire batsmen Joe Sayers is looking forward to the County Championship match with Warwickshire at Headingley having recovered post viral fatigue syndrome last year. "Since I've come back, my game's progressed quite a lot,” he says.
York Press, online
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