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ME/CFS Australia Ltd
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Registered Charity 3104


Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm

ME/CFS South Australia 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.


ME/CFS South Australia 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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CFS recovery stories wanted for new book

August 5, 2005

Have you recovered from CFS?

I am compiling an inspirational book of recovery stories for people with CFS and am looking for people who have recovered who are happy to contribute their personal recovery story to the book. I would be very grateful if you would be happy to contribute your story which will give hope to many people who are still suffering from CFS.

Guidelines for writing your story

Each person will have a chapter for their story – a short or long chapter – whatever length you want to write it.

You don’t need to write a beautiful piece with perfect grammar. All they want to hear is your personal story. Including your feelings and emotions will make your story easier to identify with, rather than a straight factual account. However, if you are a straight, factual account sort of person and it’s easier to write that way, then by all means do it that way – it will be good to have a variety.

A few ideas to jog your memory when thinking what to write…

What your life was like ‘before’ CFS - why do you think you got ill

Getting a diagnosis/doctors/treatments on NHS and private

Alternative therapies / rest / diet / exercise / meditation / courses / books / CBT etc

How it affected you physically, mentally and emotionally

How it affected career / relationships / finances / social life / spirituality / family issues etc

How long you were ill

What you think contributed to your recovery and what made the most difference

Did you fight for recovery or did it just happen

Did you learn anything / did it affect the way you view the world / live / look after yourself now

What is your life like post-CFS / job / physical and mental capabilities, happiness etc

Could you describe a typical bad day when sick / a good day now well

Do you know how to keep yourself healthy in future

Have you any advice for others who are still suffering

When all the stories have been collated, I will get back in touch with everyone individually to keep them informed about the next step. If any editing is required I will contact the persons concerned and talk about what is needed with them. I won’t mess around with anybody’s story.

Deadline for receipt of your story – January 2006

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