I’ve added a button to the sidebar that highlights ME/CFS Awareness day (it was a couple of days ago – I’m a bit behind schedule). The goal of the day is to raise awareness of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. CFS is not a yuppy flu, it is not being chronically tired and no amount of willpower, being more positive or trying harder makes it go away.
My partner suffers from this condition so it is very close to me, she is confined to our house and confined to bed for 23 hours of the day. The hardest thing sufferers battle is the perception that if they just tried a little more or were a little more positive they would be better. The problem with this attitude is if they do try a little harder (and they do let me assure you!) they pay for it and end up even sicker than they started.
Please click on the CFS awareness day button and read some of the accounts of living with CFS. Having an understanding of how hard the condition is to live with, will make a world of difference to those suffering from it.