Saturday, December 19, 2009

A terrific internet-savvy friend has found my links and I'll get them up again soon. I've been busy with visiting Couch Surfers and I'll write about that just as soon as I get a photo from them! In the meantime, I thought I'd post this quote from Dr Nancy Klimas, in the US, just for those who may still think ME isn't a big deal (though I'm sure all my friends are convinced by now!):

“My HIV patients for the most part are hale and hearty thanks to three decades of intense and excellent research and billions of dollars invested. Many of my CFS patients, on the other hand, are terribly ill and unable to work or participate in the care of their families.
I split my clinical time between the two illnesses, and I can tell you if I had to choose between the two illnesses (in 2009) I would rather have HIV. But CFS, which impacts a million people in the United States alone, has had a small fraction of the research dollars directed towards it.”

1 comment:

upnorth said...

What a strong statement! No one doubts that AIDS patients are ill. It's quite a contrast to those scientists and doctors who think we (with M.E.) are mentally ill and exhibiting "illness behavious" rather than experiencing true physiological signs and symptoms....I'm glad we have some advocates!!!