May is M.E. Awareness Month!


May is M.E. Awareness Month!

May 12th is the 22nd International Awareness Day!
founded by our friend Tom Hennessy back in 1992.
May 12th was chosen because it was Florence Nightingale’s Birthday.
Florence Nightingale was chronically ill and bedridden for the last 50 years of her life. It’s been said that she suffered from M.E.

What can you do to spread the word this month?

Here are a list of things that you can do to spread the word about M.E.!

If you haven’t signed the petition to Stop the IOM Contract and Adopt the CCC Defintion of ME/CFS, hosted by Pat from MECFSForums, click here to sign!

If you have a blog, this website “Blogging for ME/CFS Awareness” has a nice selection of badges like the one I have above where you can choose one or more to put on your blog.

May 5th is “Thunderclap to Oppose the IOM, Support the CCC: Let Our Voices be Heard Loud and Clear,”
hosted by Jeannette of “Thoughts About ME” that will announce the ME patient protest of the IOM redefinition of the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS. If you haven’t joined, click here to join!

Sally of “Just ME” is hosting the May 12th Blog Bomb, if you have a blog, you can join using the hashtag #May12BlogBomb.
Visit Sally’s blog “Just ME” for more information!

Add yourself to the World Map for CFS and Fibromyalgia HERE!!!!

I hope this list has been helpful!

Thanks in advance for spreading the word for M.E. Awareness!


“The Other Side Of The Stretcher” (c) 2014


This blog is not for medical advice.
For medical advice, you must speak with your physician!



About The Other Side Of The Stretcher

Nurse turned patient, but not by choice. I was became a Registered Nurse in 1985 when I was 21 years old. That career was cut short the end of 1994 when I was unable to work anymore because of the illness M.E. or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. I have 3 adult children including twins, A daughter and 2 sons. View all posts by The Other Side Of The Stretcher

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