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'I'm At My Wit's End': Why Chronic Fatigue Patients Are Fed Up

Friday 18 May 2018


From The Canberra Times:


Susan Hutchison and Celeste Flowers
ANU PhD candidate Susan Hutchinson and
seventeen-year-old Celeste Flowers
suffer from chronic fatigue.
(Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong)

'I'm at my wit's end': why chronic fatigue patients are fed up

By Daniella White
18 May 2018
Copyright © 2018 Fairfax Media

Susan Hutchinson was never shy of an adventure, from climbing volcanos in Rwanda to joining the army reserves.

She now uses a mobility scooter to get around, can only work 10 hours a week on her PHD and relies on other people to help with everyday tasks like vacuuming.

She has Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome - and says there is poor recognition of the disease among medical professionals and the government.

Ms Hutchinson is currently battling to be approved for the NDIS but has been told she is "insufficiently incapacitated".


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