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"It Just Changed Her Life": The Toll Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Wednesday 30 May 2018


From US newspaper The Tribune:


Pam and Jim Lutey
Pam and Jim Lutey

“It just changed her life”: The toll of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Terry Frei |
May 27, 2018
©2005 - 2018 Swift Communications, Inc

In late 2016, Johnstown resident Pam Lutey was sick.

Nothing major, she thought. A minor virus or the flu.

Those afflict everybody at some point, and while they're more concerning to those in their early 70s — as Pam was at the time — she assumed the illness would be short-lived and that she soon could return to her normal routine.

Jim, raised in western Nebraska, and Pam, from Lakewood, met when they were students at the University of Wyoming. After their graduations, Jim had a 32-year career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the final 15 years in Denver. Pam was a teacher before her husband's nomadic postings made it impractical for her to stay in education.

After Jim's retirement, he and Pam moved to Johnstown in 2000 and at one point were executive directors of the area chamber of commerce. After finishing up with that, to keep busy, they started an online-only, Facebook-based newspaper, the Johnstown-Milliken News.

Pam was enjoying that until she became ill. Only she stayed sick. She had extreme fatigue.


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