Today is International ME/CFS Awareness Day, so I feel I should say something. People have to cope with terrible illnesses, but what marks this one out, is the ignorance and controversy that surrounds it - the nonsense still being peddled by the non-biomedical/psycho-social brigade that we are keeping ourselves ill because of erroneous belief systems. They are the ones with erroneous belief systems and they have without doubt added to the suffering of people who have this illness. I know of no one with ME who has made a full recovery. Most live half lives, and some continue to be bedridden after years of illness. I became ill when I was a student in France in 1983, and I continue to be ill. I don't want to get on my high horse, but if you are interested in research and truth, click on the MERGE link on the sidebar. There is also a good blog by a severely affected young Australian woman, Greenwords.