on CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME AND TREATMENT
on CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME AND TREATMENT: Here’s
a great book by CFS/M.E. sufferer, Lynn Michell, called
'Shattered: Life With M.E.’…
Life with M.E.'
note that the book cover may be different depending
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Review By: from
inside flap of book, Amazon and an Amazon reader
has been nominated for the UK MIND "book
of the year" 2004.
Michell tells of haunting episodes in her own life
with M.E., a 'still life' suspended by a savagely
capricious illness, as well as the stories of many
others - men, women, and young people.
voices convey the complexity of M.E., an illness which
deals out a slightly different hand of cards each
time it strikes.
tapestry of voices is held together by Lynn's own
intelligent, loving, and often angry commentary. And
her purpose is unwavering throughout: to help others
with this cruel illness find acknowledgement and validation
in a cruel world.
stories , not simply of broken lives,
but of survival and hope in the face of terrible
Dr Vance Spence --
a personal insight into life as an M.E.
sufferer, "Shattered" should be of help
to sufferers in their fight for recognition and
a comfort in their hour of need.
first person snapshots of sufferers of all ages,
describing the many different forms this illness
can take and the effects it can have.
book paints a bleak picture of a "life interrupted"
and the lack of support and stigma from the public
and the medical professions.
readers should be able to draw hope and support
from the shared stories.
addition to the stories of living with M.E., "Shattered"
on how to deal with social workers, teachers
and other professionals
on how to deal with relationships
exploration of life with M.E. from a young person's
exploration on the effect of M.E. on family
on how to cope if you're a parent of an M.E.
therapists' views on treating M.E.”
Taken From Amazon's synopsis --
Must Have Book; Powerfully written,
it puts the human face to a disease suffered
by over 250,000 people in the UK alone - 25,000
of them children.
is for many, the living death. There is no proven
efficacious treatment and there is no cure.
is an intelligent book. It takes the reader
into the lives of sufferers, it provokes and
it is real. No pathos and no over emotion although
it is terribly sad in parts, this book tells
it like it is.
is not only a book for people with ME, but for
all of us.
a Must Have, Can't Put It Down item. It's excellent.”
A reader from London United Kingdom --
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