- Title: Stricken
- Author: Peggy Munson
- ISBN: 9780789008954
- Page: 122
- Format: Paperback
Develop a better understanding of what CFS CFIDS sufferers are going through In the 1980s, a strange emerging epidemic baffled doctors in Incline Village, Nevada Dismissed by the media as The Yuppie Flu, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome CFIDS turned out to be neither a faddish disease of the wealthy nor a passing trend, but rather a growing worldwide epidemiDevelop a better understanding of what CFS CFIDS sufferers are going through In the 1980s, a strange emerging epidemic baffled doctors in Incline Village, Nevada Dismissed by the media as The Yuppie Flu, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome CFIDS turned out to be neither a faddish disease of the wealthy nor a passing trend, but rather a growing worldwide epidemic of devastating proportions In the voices of a South African journalist, a former marathon runner, a teenage girl, a public health activist living on the edge of race and gender, a cancer patient neglected by doctors because of disdain for her chronic illness, and a theologian relearning the art of spiritual empathy, the people who share their stories in Stricken Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome defy cultural stereotypes and explore the complex social and political dynamics of this hidden epidemic Through their distinct points of view, we feel the grief and hope of those stricken with CFIDS and learn of the complex nature of this misunderstood disorder These are compelling stories about a quiet and baffling epidemic.The first American anthology to contain stories from a diverse range of people with CFIDS, Stricken offers an intimate look at the political and social issues surrounding CFIDS, as told by those who are living through this ordeal Stricken addresses several issues, such as why some doctors still do not believe CFIDS is real how the disease is mocked in the media myths about this illness the personal fight for medical or public recognition the skepticism and hope that is felt by the ever growing number of CFIDS sufferers Stricken confronts fascinating CFIDS issues such as the Kevorkian suicides, accusations of Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy, Gulf War Syndrome, the role of storytelling in a memory impaired patient movement, and the feasibility of mass activism in a disabled population With contributions from Pulitzer prize nominated writer Susan Griffin, renowned health writer and radio host Gary Null, well known feminist activist Joan Nestle, and award winning poet and essayist Floyd Skloot, Stricken is an eloquent testament to the heroism, defiance, and diversity of the CFIDS community.
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This is a compilation of writings by people living with CFS. Some are really amazing ("In The Shadow of Memory" by Floyd Skloot; "The Paradox of Lost Fingerprints" by Peggy Munson; and "Spiritual Healing, Holistic Healing and the White Light Fascists" by Caitlin MacEwan) and a few are just OK. Most of it is good stuff, though; a first-hand look at what it's like to live with this debilitating and invisible chronic illness. It's not a medical, how-to-get-better kind of book; it's a tell-it-like-i [...]
This is a book that leaves you changed after you've read it, it's so powerful and compelling.Each essay is extremely intelligently written and the format makes it easy to read a chapter at a time. It's even available in a more MCS friendly version.This is the BEST book for really getting across how severe ME can be so far, both from the medical information given and from individual case studies as well. You get a real sense of how horrific ME really is, something lacking in almost every other bo [...]
A solid collection, although there are a couple of less-than-stellar pieces in here that detract from the overall quality of the volume (particularly the essays by people who do NOT have CFS, but are caregivers of people with the condition).
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