Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Caring for the ME Patient" - Book by Jodi Bassett/Foreword by Dr. Hyde

*please repost widely*

HFME is *very* excited to announce the publication of their first book
on M.E.!

Recently a press release for this book was posted, but this email
provides information about this book, and its contents and function, for
patients - as well as information on where to source the various
editions of this new book.


'Caring For The M.E. Patient' by Jodi Bassett

HFME is *very* excited to announce the publication of their first book
on M.E.!

This book provides essential information for anyone who knows, loves or
provides care for someone with M.E. - sourced from the world's leading
M.E. experts.

The book also makes an excellent primer on M.E. for the M.E. patient.

The book 'Caring For The M.E. Patient' by Jodi Bassett includes a
Foreword by one of the world's leading M.E. experts, Dr Byron Hyde.

He writes:

"There is so much false information that is picked up and disseminated
it is near impossible to hold one's head above the water and sift
through this morass of misinformation. Any attempt to seek the truth is
always a major difficulty. Somehow, Jodi Bassett and Hummingbird have
managed to plow through this field of weeds."

"This is a book that deserves being read, not only by patients and
physicians with an interest in M.E. but the bureaucrats in the USA
Centers for Disease Control who have done so much damage to the
understanding of M.E. I recommend her book to all and wish it every
best success."

From the back cover:

For friends, family and partners: Your friend or family member may be
just as ill and disabled as someone with M.S., yet have almost no
appropriate social support at all. They may also be dealing with serious
medical neglect or even overt abuse. This happens due to the deliberate,
financially and politically motivated confusion between the distinct and
measurable neurological disease M.E. and the vague fatigue-based
wastebasket diagnosis of 'CFS'.
These are two entirely different
entities. Find out what is really going on and why.

Learning the facts is not time-consuming or complicated, and may improve
both the patient's quality of life, and your relationship with them. You
can help the person in your life that has M.E. Supporting your ill
friend or family member more fully by being aware of the basic facts of
M.E. could make all the difference in the world to them. This book shows
you how.

For medical professionals: Patients with M.E. have some care needs which
are common to a variety of other diseases, and others that are unique
and with which hospital staff, doctors or carers may be wholly
unfamiliar. If you are providing care for someone with M.E., you will
find knowledge of some of the basic M.E. facts vital in order to avoid
additional unnecessary suffering and disability.

Taking a small amount of time to learn the facts about the disease can
make an enormous difference to the M.E. patient's quality of life and
prognosis. It could even be life-saving. Providing appropriate care and
support for the M.E. patient could make all the difference in the world
to them. This book shows you how.


Click here to purchase this book in paperback, large print paperback or
hardcover editions or as an ePub eBook digital download from Lulu.

Lulu is a US company that ships books all around the world.*

The ePub edition is also available on iTunes:

Click here to purchase the Kindle eBook digital download from

Click here to purchase the Kindle eBook digital download from

The paperback book will be available from, and
other booksellers in the near future, most likely November - December 2011.

*Note: When ordering books from Lulu, paperback books and hardcover
books are best purchased in separate orders as the post cost becomes
significantly higher than usual when an order combines both paperback
and hardcover books. (This may possibly be due to the fact that
paperback and hardcover books are produced by different Lulu affiliated
printing companies.)

For more information on this book see:

Best wishes,
Jodi Bassett

The Hummingbirds' Foundation for M.E.

"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward
the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the
tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
Martin Luther King Jr.

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