Hip Surgery and ME: Society Has It Wrong

An excellent article from the husband of a woman with ME, contrasting her illness with his major surgery for a hip replacement, and how differently each is viewed and treated by society. It’s very good. I hope you take the time to read it. Please understand ME.

Thoughts About M.E.

I am proud to share a note that my husband, Ed Burmeister, wrote last week. He initially posted it on Facebook only where it received a lot of attention and was shared more than 250 times. It really resonated with the community.

Therefore, I talked him into allowing me to post it here as well. I am blessed to have such a supportive and loving spouse.

Last Wednesday, I had a complete hip replacement.  It was a short procedure (1-1/2hours). No general anesthesia required.  I was out of bed the day of surgery and home after two days.  On Monday, I started driving again and really could have done so on Saturday already. Yesterday, I returned to work. I was comfortably working away, largely free of pain.  I walk without a limp and with no assistance and am pretty much unrestricted in my activities. I never needed narcotic painkillers after…

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2 thoughts on “Hip Surgery and ME: Society Has It Wrong

  1. Very good article, Linda. I think that, in general, people can’t relate to chronic illness because they’ve never experienced it. Some remain indifferent because they believe it’s a case of hypochondria. Unfortunately, that’s people. Unless it affects them personally, or directly, they don’t really care. I am sorry that you suffer in this way, and I realise that sorry is not nearly enough.

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