Another set of simple exercises for those who are trying to get going after a long period of inactivity due to illness. While these exercises are demonstrated in a standing position, they can be done seated, as well. You can combine them with these upper body resistance exercises to begin working toward a weight lifting … Continue reading Wall Resistance Exercises for Arms
I am always intrigued by the stories of patients from around the world with ME/CFS. So many are so close to my own and yet have their own nuances, reminding me always that this disease is never the same for any one patient in how it behaves, when or what it attacks or exactly how … Continue reading A Day in Jody’s Severe ME Life
As you know, I love to provide patient perspectives at DD, and not just my own. Jamison Hill was an athelete before being struck down with ME/CFS and has written a book about his struggles. You can read more about it below. in his own words. Jamison provides an introduction to and an excerpt from … Continue reading From Bodybuilder to Bedridden
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I had to share this harrowing experience Jenny conveyed on her blog. I myself have never experienced full paralysis and hope I never do, but I have had more than my fair share of frustrating experiences with hospitals and doctors who are condescending and clueless, as well you know.
My heart goes out to Jenny and I hope this experience remains an isolated incident for her. These kinds of experiences are exactly why people with ME must stick together and share what works with the community at large. We need each other and the few treatments we find, either alone or with health care providers. We also need the emotional support we can provide one another, as no one understands quite like another person with ME, even if we all experience this disease somewhat differently.