Saturday, February 17, 2007

Summary of a Lecture by Dr. Paul Cheney, MD, PhD May 7, 1998
The National CFIDS Foundation
103 Aletha Rd, Needham Ma 02492
(781) 449-3535 Fax (781) 449-8606
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CFIDS


CFIDS is a subset of a larger group of diseases, post viral syndrome or post infectious disease. Similar disease syndromes from the past are the following:
Great Britain in the '50s - a virus like polio which was later called ME, myalgic encephalitis. This was linked to an enterovirus, a polio-like virus.

You can read the rest at http://www.ncf-net.org/conference/CheneyLecture.htm

Activity limits
- types of exercise
Aerobic is BAD.
It actually kills mitochondria causing permanent damage
Anaerobic is GOOD.
You can lift weights, stretch, isometrics, anything you can do in 10 sec.

This has been known for decades among CFS specialists, yet just a few years ago, rheumatologists were telling me to exercise my way back to health by walking. Dr. Cheney says walking is bad for CFS, and my own experience proved it.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

:)

A fellow activist has notified me that I've been noticed.

The National CFIDS Foundation Forum, Media Watch section, has noted -- and quoted -- two published letters that I wrote.

It's not where I expected to be lauded when I started my career of political activism decades ago.  And although it's not the path to the White House, I'll take it.  Life is what happens when you're making other plans, and I had to adapt when this damned disease made it clear that I was not going to be the first female president.  What I will be is a "name" in the arena that fate forced on me.