As patients struggling with ME/CFS day after week after month after year, we are always hopeful that a significant new medical or research break through will be the answer that liberates us from this cruel disease. And I can only imagine how hopeful researchers and medical practitioners can be that they are onto a solution or an effective treatment that will be ‘the silver bullet’. They can seem just as certain that they have the answer and honestly, sometimes severely critical of other ideas being wrong. With resources and money scarce in this economy, it can start to sound a bit like our political discourse. But realistically, we all know that ME/CFS is a waste basket diagnosis. There are many versions of ME/CFS lumped in together. They could all be onto the key to different diseases that could be culled out of the waste basket.
In the meantime, as patients, we need to focus on our common ground and support each other as we struggle to get well. Work to understand our own versions of this cruel disease, follow the clues of our patterns and carefully pace, pace and pace.
How do you react to the squabbles among researchers? Have you found any ‘common ground’ strategies to share? Please COMMENT or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net.
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Be Well Again,