This article is cross-posted at Phoenix Rising. Please visit their site and join their discussion. On August 8th our ME community honours Severe ME Understanding and Remembrance Day, this year and every year. Rachel M. shares her thoughts on what it’s like living with Very Severe ME … Hello. I’m Rachel from Queensland, Australia. I… Continue reading Very Severe ME: Are Intimate Relationships Possible?
Author: Rachel Makepeace
Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026
We are excited to introduce our 5-year Strategic Plan to you. Under Angela’s guidance and the expertise from Eucalypt Consulting, we identified our Vision, Mission and Values, then set the strategic goals and action plan. Our first goal is to establish an ME Clinic in Logan City, Queensland in 2 years. It was an uplifting… Continue reading Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026
Our New Logo
We are proud to introduce our new logo, The Blue Nightingale. Here is the story behind our Blue Nightingale: Florence Nightingale was the British nurse who is considered to be the founder of modern nursing. Many physicians and medical historians believe she developed Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) as a result of chronic brucellosis infection. She spent… Continue reading Our New Logo
Light Up The Night Australia 2021
Following up ME Awareness Month blog, I would like to share how beautifully Logan City night lit in blue. I wasn’t expecting to see them in my own eyes because I’m homebound and mostly bedbound. But my boyfriend surprised me with the spur of the moment drive. The beautiful blue light was peacefully, but unmistakeably… Continue reading Light Up The Night Australia 2021
NDIS Access Request with ME
My experience with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Access Request with ME has been confusing, frustrating, distressing, upsetting, depressing, and… You get the idea it has been a nightmare. I am going to share what I learnt from the process. I hope it will help people with ME (pwME) prepare the Access Request. This is… Continue reading NDIS Access Request with ME
ME Awareness Month
May12.org initiated the Global Awareness Day for Complex Immunological & Neurological Diseases. Accordingly, 12 May is the International ME Awareness Day and May is ME Awareness Month. Blue is the awareness colour for ME. 12th of May was chosen because it’s the birth date of Florence Nightingale, who is believed to have ME. ME is… Continue reading ME Awareness Month
We are Incorporated!
We are excited to announce that we have successfully set up a Not for Profit company. We have ABN and our domain name is registered. If things go smoothly, our website will start transforming from next week. We are finally at the starting line of the journey. The process of obtaining the DGR Endorsement will… Continue reading We are Incorporated!
NCNED – International Conference RID 2021 Registration
National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Disease (NCNED) has opened the early bird registration for the International Conference RID 2021. You can make the reservation and pay the fee here. RID stands for Research, Innovation and Discovery. It is exciting to notice they have significantly reduced the fee this year and introduced concession fee for… Continue reading NCNED – International Conference RID 2021 Registration
Energy Budget/Bank (EBB)
International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners (ICP) is a fit-for-purpose clinical guideline for ME. It guides medical practitioners and patients on how to make the diagnosis and design personalised management & treatment strategy. When you suspect you are suffering from ME, I recommend learning and practising pacing even if you don’t have the official diagnosis… Continue reading Energy Budget/Bank (EBB)
Are ME and CFS same?
Are ME and CFS same? No. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is defined by the diagnostic criteria The chronic fatigue syndrome: a comprehensive approach to its definition and study. International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Group or widely known as Fukuda criteria (1994). Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is defined by the diagnostic criteria Myalgic encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria… Continue reading Are ME and CFS same?