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Active Tasmanian Parks And Wildlife Ranger Struck Down By Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Friday 12 May 2017


From Australian newspaper the Geelong Advertiser:


Jean Calder
Jen Calder, 34, of South Hobart who was working for the
Parks and Wildlife Service, as a remote-area ranger
on the Overland Track until a little over a year ago
when she starting having a gradual decline in
physical and mental ability.

Active Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife ranger struck down by chronic fatigue syndrome

JESSICA HOWARD, Health Reporter, Mercury
May 11, 2017
© News Corp 2017 Copyright

JUST over a year ago, Jen Calder was working for the Parks and Wildlife Service as a remote-area ranger on the popular Overland Track.

The 34-year-old from South Hobart led an active lifestyle, with a passion of bushwalking, cycling, swimming and kayaking until March last year when she began to feel constantly lethargic.

“Usually when I exercised I would get a rush of endorphins, but I started to notice it was just making me tired and all I wanted to do was sleep,” she said.

“There was no visible injury so I thought it was something I could just push through.”

Today is International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis — also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — which will see the roundabout fountain, Elizabeth Mall and Kennedy Lane in Hobart lit up blue.


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