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ME/CFS AUSTRALIA (SA) INC

Registered Charity 3104

Email:
sacfs@sacfs.asn.au

Mailing address:
PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

Office:
Suite 506,
North Terrace House,
19 North Terrace,
Hackney, SA, 5069


Phone:
1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 11am-3pm

ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.

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ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.

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This article originally appeared in the March 2001 issue of Talking Point.


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Jonathon Foote

Hi. My name is Jonathon Foote. I’m one of the support line workers within the CFS Society.

I was first diagnosed in February 1994 after contracting an unspecified viral illness in September 1993. I was a nurse at the time so I often wonder whether or not it was a result of my work environment with all the various chemicals/drugs etc. It would appear as though health care workers are over-represented. I was quite ill for another four years or so but I finally I went back to part-time work as a research officer in December 1998 where I still work part-time.

My wife (Vicki) and I currently administer the support line and I have been a support line worker for about six years.

When first diagnosed I rang the support line and found it a great comfort just to speak with someone who had been where I had been so I thought that when I became well enough I should return the favour!!!

I see the support line as the shopfront of the Society (I may be biased!!) and as such believe it accurately reflects the commitment of all within the Society to raise awareness of the issues surrounding ME/CFS and provide help for those struggling with the enormous sense of grief/loss/guilt associated with such a dramatic change of life.

My hobbies/interests include tropical fish keeping/breeding, biology/palaeontology, the creation/evolution debate and mindlessly fiddling with computers (my wife told me to put that in).

All you need to remember is that we’re always there if you’re feeling a bit down or overwhelmed or need to know a bit more about the disease.

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