ME – A “Controversial” Illness…..We’ve Had Enough!

I am invisible2Hi everyone. Still under the weather, so I’m sharing a couple of good stories focusing on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). I hope you find these informative and interesting.

Take care,

Linda Williams Stirling

ME – A “Controversial” Illness!

Sally Burch, re-blogged from “Just ME
When I tell people that I have ME, I am sometimes told that it is a “controversial” illness – as if I perhaps had a choice in succumbing to it! The controversy is largely due to name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome now favoured in both UK and USA, and which many patients (myself included) believe belittles the true nature of ME. Continue reading

Canary in a Coal Mine – Our big push to the finish line

From Jen (who has ME) and Kiran, makers of the upcoming feature length film about those living with the invisible illness ME/CFS: Canary in a Coal Mine:

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Daily we are moved by the support and embrace of this film, by all the messages, words of support and the stories you’ve shared.

Thanks to that support, we’ve raised a tremendous fraction of our budget through the power of the crowd, far more than we ever imagined. At $159,417, and with one week left, we are in striking distance of our goal!

We just wanted to answer some questions about our budget. Even when we were aiming for our first $50,000, some wondered why we needed even that much to make a feature-length film. Why are we now shooting for four times that goal?
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Devastating Disease Doctors Have Never Heard Of

invisible women2Today for your enjoyment, I’m re-posting an article that appeared on the ABC News page. It is a good read and very informative. The focus is on a woman named Jennifer Brea, an ME patient, and a Kickstarter campaign she has started in order to fund a Documentary about the disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Her campaign, called Canary in a Coal Mine,  is doing very well. That site provides a lot more interesting information and is worth a read. Check it out here. This Documentary, and all the work Jennifer is doing, sounds like a very worthwhile project,. I humbly ask that anyone with the capability, to please support it. Even if it’s only $1. Also, please pass this Kickstarter information on to your friends. There’s only a couple weeks left, and they’re hoping to get as close to $200,000 as possible. Thank you very much. Please enjoy the article below.

Take care,

Linda Williams Stirlingevery second2

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Kicking Back And Crocheting

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Pioneer Becky Doll

Good morning, all. Today’s post is going to be on a light note, with lots of pictures to fill it out. I’ve mentioned before that I suffer from a number of chronic illnesses, including Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Thyroid Disease, GERD. and many more. Unfortunately, they leave me in constant pain, day and night. Things have been a little rough lately, and I’m feeling pretty exhausted. So, to get back to the light note, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite hobbies: crocheting. Continue reading