To your left is a picture of a lovely City in England. I’ve been there a few times, and it was great, really great, so please remember, what I’m going to say, has nothing to do with you, alright?
We all know that Mr NICE has done nothing to help doctors, and especially the great CBT KINGDOM, great as in great in blowing their own trumpets, to finally get the diagnose of ME right.
If you would visit the CBT KINGDOM, you will see a guard at the entrance, who is blocking the way for people with ME.
If you do manage to get in, don’t know why you would want to though, but that is another matter, then they will ask you one simple question about Oxford.
You know, Chief Inspector Morse and so.
The trouble is, he would have come up with a whole lot of very critical questions, and so he would not have been allowed entrance either.
Well in that very same Oxford, fifteen odd years ago, a flock of psychiatrists had a meeting.
They were losing many psychiatric illnesses to ordinary medicine, as we discovered that the cause of many psychiatric illnesses was actually a physical one.
And so the Flog of Psychos wanted to go to Spain, for a NICE, warm, and relaxing winter.
But a few of the malingering ones had a brilliant idea. They decided to hijack a neurological illness and change the whole concept of it.
Over a few beers, one of the older chappies mentioned that he was so tired lately, from all those depressed Brits, and a few young, up and coming members of the species, shouted ME.
And that was it, the OXFORD criteria were born. Tiredness only, why had it taken them so long to come up with such a simple concept???
They then hired a PR firm, that recommended bombarding every conceivable magazine with the same article, over and over again. Over and over again.
Continued exposure, as they call that, in the marketing world.
From then on, their world revolved around me, or should I say, them?
If you do manage to get through the door, they ask you if you are more than tired?
If the answer is yes, they send you on a journey to the DO NOT BOTHER ME DEPARTMENT, deep down in a basement, at an unknown destination.
And they have been writing so many essays with a slightly different title, with the same content, that the message has come across, just like their PR people said.
And now people believe that ME means just tiredness only.
The old chaps from the GOBSART Institute of Excellence (Good Old Boys Sitting Around a Table), have now joined them, because it was easier to write something their mates liked, so they could leave work early, and get back to the golf courses and their PUBS, or wherever the GOBSART Institute of Excellence, has their meetings.
But a few celebrities have now joined our battle.
I’m waiting to hear from Mr Clarkson to find out more about his ideas of what to do about these old chaps.
And now Mr MONTY, has mailed ME, to show his support, as well. Thanks Mr MONTY.
He still had an old video on his shelf, HOW TO DIAGNOSE SOMETHING PROPERLY, and he suggested to air that for the CBT CHAPPIES and their mates. So please old chappies, from the CBT KINGDOM, and the GOBSART Institute of Excellence, please take note.
At your age, you’re even bound to get ME right. Finally.
Have a NICE day, and thanks again Mr Monty.