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BBC Sport: Channel swimmer Beth French on jellyfish, living with ME and her autistic son

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by Andy, Jul 26, 2019.

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  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/swimming/49083125
     
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    Strange story. I'm glad for her she's found what helps. My only attempts to go swimming when my ME was mild led to extremely rapid exhaustion, pain and PEM.
     
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    Swimming is much too aerobic for me to be able to handle. I can do floating and very slow short swims, but otherwise it’s a no-go. Like cycling or jogging....
    I used to do triathlons before I got sick.
    Now I get cramps in my abdomen just with keeping upright in a car.
     
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    Oh that’s it then we all need scaring witless by a shark and we’re going to be fine...........
     
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    I saw that and wondered about posting it. I thought I probably could not be trusted.

    But at last, she knows what is her trigger - "emotional, hormonal and psychological stress", something she now has the tools to cope with after ordaining as a Buddhist nun in Thailand and studying "intensive forms of meditation".

    Nothing about PEM then. Her diagnosis may have been correct, but, if so, the sub-group to which she belongs is not a large one.

    Good of the BBC to spread the message.
     
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  6. Andy

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    To be fair she attributes that encounter with triggering a downturn in her health.
    What prompted me to post it was that the article uses ME prominently, and that it talks about finding a way to cope with her trigger, not with the illness itself, although I accept that will probably be too nuanced for the average, non-pwME, reader.

    Should anybody want to then they can listen to the original interview here, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07hlqq5
     
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    Oh dear heat induced befuddlement made me misread that - ie not didn’t register - and I had in mind the other thread about people recovering after accidents.
     
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