Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sad news: Passing of Dorothy Morris

Sad news: Passing of Australian ME Campaigner / Researcher / Patient
Dr. Dorothy (Deemee) Morris (70)
(on August 23)

Dr Morris/Deemee contributed to various internet lists including Co-Cure.


Her PhD thesis was called:
"Double Disability: Lived Experience of Australian Tertiary Students
with ME/CFS" (2003)

It can be accessed at:


MORRIS. _ Dorothy Isabel W.
Melbourne, VIC

Passed away peacefully at Peter MacCallum Hospital on Aug. 23, 2012. Aged 70
years. Loved wife of Ern and mother of Yvonne and Brenda. Mother-in- law of
Jamie and Mark (dec.). Cherished Grandma of Sarah, Kimberly, Tiffany, Alison and
Paige. Now resting in the arms of Our Lord and Saviour

Date Listed: 27/08/12


Melbourne, VIC


A Thanksgiving Service for the life of Dorothy Isabel W. Morris will
be held at the Dakers Centre, cnr Smith and Watt Sts, Leongatha on
WEDNESDAY (Aug. 29, 2012) at 1.30 p.m. A private interment will
precede this Service. No flowers by request please. Donations may be
made to Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation. Envelopes will be available
at the Service.

Date Listed: 27/08/12

Friday, August 31, 2012

Disease and Work/Relationships

(there's 90% symptom overlap between MS and ME/CFS)

"In an ideal world, all employers would be supportive and caring upon learning of any serious medical condition affecting an employee. In reality, however, there's no way to know how your particular manager will respond when your MS is revealed, unless your company has an established history of showing support for employees with health concerns. The Americans with Disabilities Act makes it illegal for employers to consider your diagnosis when making decisions about promotions or termination. However, this doesn't always stop employers from letting such information color their judgment."

Monday, August 27, 2012


Beware of using fruit-scented cleaning and laundry products. Safeway substituted Apple Mango Tango for the Gain detergent I usually use. Everything I washed with it before putting away for the summer was chewed by mice who thought this smelled like food. Never had that problem with the scent I prefer. I wonder if the company will offer to reimburse me for all the clothing I now have to replace?