Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Printable Educational Handouts about CFS/ME

M.E. printable leaflets and business cards, and a 'What is ME? Super-summary

Two new texts are available to download in four different practical formats,
all designed for easy redistribution.

1. As a standard Word-style half page text, suitable for severely affected
patients who can't read much, as well as 'healthies' and journalists and
dfoctors etc. who don't WANT to read much

2. As a one and a half page large-type text for those with severe M.E. and
vision problems

3. As a printable small leaflet (roughly 1/3 of A4 size) which can also be
folded up into a business card sized format - so you can always have
information on hand (in your wallet) to give out to people when you REALLY
need it.

4. As a standard business card sized png or tiff file (suitable for taking
advantage of cheap bulk business card professional printing deals)

To read/download any of the 'What is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis?' versions
(which talk about the difference between M.E. and 'CFS' and cf), see:

http://www.ahummingbirdsguide.com/whatismessummary.htm

To read/download any of the 'Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: The Medical Facts'
versions (which focus solely on the medical facts of M.E.), see:

http://www.ahummingbirdsguide.com/memedfactsssummary.htm

(Thanks as always to those M.E. patients who offered suggestions and
comments relating to these new cards/leaflets etc.)
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You'll have to join the CFS Facts yahoogroup to access these -- they print on two-sides of a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 (American) paper. I have the originals in my computer, so if you'd rather have them with the contact info for your CFS support group, just let me know and I can change that for you.
http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/YKL_SPBvkKViIwgSffC9t6tS1Kv1h7KjpAc5lcjzCzUoHffFNqXep_tJ4dcA0aKpXbDzpnHohegHXF1Ovj7cng/CFSMythsBro2.pdf
A friend with another invisible illness taught me to always have educational brochures in the back seat of the car. When someone confronts her about "illegally" parking in a handicapped spot, she gives them a brochure about her illness so that they'll understand why she's entitled to park there even though she "doesn't look sick".

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