The Stories We Tell: Unrest Inspired ME/CFS Effort Triumphs In The Unlikeliest Of Places



By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.


When things start moving, help shows up in the most unlikely places.  Take a recent blog from a University of Michigan sports blogger – Ace. Ace has been sick since high school but only in the last couple of years has he been diagnosed as having chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).

Ace has been sports blogging from bed for the last five years or so on Univ. of Michigan sports matters – a school that is rabid about its sports. The MGOBlog Ace writes for is committed to cover U of Michigan football – in “exhaustive, extreme, and debilitating detail.” He has 60,000 followers.

On the 9th of December, Ace made a decision to really spill the beans about his health – on his sports blog. He had done this before but not in quite the same way or maybe people were just ready for it this time.

In his “Dispatch From A Frigid Basement On Monday Afternoon, I’m Pretty Sure“, he didn’t tip-toe his way around his illness – he plunged in full bore. Ace is in a relapse right now. He has no idea how long he will be in it – and he’s not asking for pity. He wants to explain his absences and even more, he just wants people to know…


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