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Martine McCutcheon (again) - puts family before career after years of illness

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by Sly Saint, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    By Rianne Addo For Mailonline

    Published: 19:50, 3 June 2018 | Updated: 20:13, 3 June 2018

    She has shared the details of her health issues in the past, after she was diagnosed with chronic illness M.E. and Lyme disease."
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    The Wishing hitmaker has battled through a series of crippling illnesses, as she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome in 2011, and tackled with severe depression.

    Happy: In an interview with Daily Star, the 42-year-old actress - who shares her three-year-old son Rafferty with husband Jack McManus - said she values her 'really nice life' with her loved ones

    In April last year, the actress revealed she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, which causes her lose weight slower than the average person.

    M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is a long-term, fluctuating, neurological condition that affects the nervous and immune systems, while Lyme disease is a bacterial infection which is spread to humans by infected ticks, and has varying results.

    Despite her the challenging conditions, Martine revealed she learnt to 'pace it', admitting: 'You get to the point where you don’t really feel like it affects you. That’s lovely.'"

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...-career-following-years-battling-illness.html

    really badly written; no mention of LP this time.
     
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  2. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Well ..... That's lovely for her. Good for her if she's found a way of living that means she can feel that way, but that is far from the norm for the majority of ME patients, let alone those who have Lyme too!
     
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  3. Mij

    Mij Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'm wondering if Martine is receiving proper advice on how to pace herself. If you read up on her she has cancelled shows due to viral infections.
     
  4. Sunshine3

    Sunshine3 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    She does us No favours.
     
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  5. Melanie

    Melanie Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Seems like she is finally understanding she is not well, never will be, LP did nothing for her, and changed her tune about the misleading buzz-word "recovered".
     
  6. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Martine McCutcheon opens up about living with ME and Lyme disease
    https://evoke.ie/2020/05/18/showbiz...living-with-me-and-lyme-disease-during-crisis

    eta: also in Daily Mail
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...g-health-conditions-amid-COVID-19-crisis.html

    and several other outlets
     
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  7. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It is hard for people in the public eye, who risk having little things they say presented a news stories. Although having lots of money will be something of an advantage. But that also means that you're more likely to have quacks try to take advantage. (Overall, I'd like more money).

    There's so much misinformation being promoted that I think that individual patients, especially when newly ill, are often likely to say things that aren't really right and I don't think we should be that critical of them for this. They're stuck in this ridiculous situation that so many of us find confusing.
     
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  8. Sarah94

    Sarah94 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    At least this shows that the LP didn't cure her
     
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  9. Kitty

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    Yes, and they have no control at all over what is reported and how. I don't tend to criticise people whose stories are reported unhelpfully, as years of dealing with the press means I know how badly they can mangle information! Even a carefully worded press release can be spun around to present the opposite view, and you need to be pretty skilled to manage face-to-face interviews well, especially if you're in the public eye. It's probably why many well-known people now tweet stuff themselves rather than talk to the newspapers.
     
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  10. Sly Saint

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    Yes, but in her umpteen interviews it would be nice for her and other high-profile people (eg Esther Rantzens daughter) to put the record straight about it; ie that part of the LP is to tell yourself and everyone else that you are 'cured'.
     
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  11. Sly Saint

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    on MEA FB

     
  12. Diluted-biscuit

    Diluted-biscuit Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Bizzare for them to be advertising this story
     
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    Although there is much truth in what you say Mccutchen has no problem going on tv interviews and spouting the same nonsense.

    Also in this day and age if a celebrity is being misquoted or is claiming to be there is no reason why they can't just put out a fully controlled interview detailing their own version of their story on youtube or facebook or twitter etc.

    I just see no reason why anyone would bother with the press or risk
    a tiny tv segment anymore after being interviewed by a journalist for hours who is gong to edit you down to some out of sequence sound bites or much worse.

    Unless of course you have an agent who is advising you to keep up a profile in the mainstream with angles on the latest buzz story types.....

    "My struggle with...."

    "How i overcame..."

    "How I lost .....lbs on ....."

    "Support ......week...."
     
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  14. Sly Saint

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    Hello magazine

    Martine McCutcheon reveals how she manages her ME, Lyme disease and fibromyalgia

    https://www.hellomagazine.com/healt...ine-mccutcheon-health-update-me-lyme-disease/

    eta: so not 'battling' it then(?)
     
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  15. Snow Leopard

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    I don't mean to imply that she's doing it easy, but implying that you can just "accept" and not wish to seek resolution from illness is a statement from a position of privilege.

    What an individual has no other means of financial support, so they must work to survive, only they can't because they're severely ill. "Acceptance" has nothing to do with it, they're simply going to die.

    This is why I disagree with the idea that those of us who are moderately to severely ill should simply "accept" it and live life.
     
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    There's no robust test for ME, Lyme disease and fibromyalgia - hope I'm not annoying anyone.

    So Martine's claiming the full suite?
     
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  17. Andy

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    Yes, that would obviously seem to be the case. It is quite possible to have co-morbid conditions and/or multiple diagnoses for conditions that have overlapping symptoms.
     
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    Yes, and if that was expanded i.e. to highlight that we do not understand these diseases and strategies that can be used to understand them (like GWAS) then I'd welcome that. Seems like a bit of a wasted opportunity.
     
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    For an article in Hello magazine I thought it was as good as could be expected, personally. As it was talking about her personal health, a point that she stressed, I don't think there was the kind of opportunity that you obviously hoped for.

    If she helped at least one reader of Hello magazine realise that pacing is a better option than ignoring symptoms with this article then I would say it did well.
     
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    Haven't read it -might just do that!
     

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