Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The overexertion from a simple trip to the hospital can be fatal for severe ME patients

By Peggy Munson:

As ME writer Jodi Bassett states, “It is very common for severely affected patients to spend 2 months, 6 months, 12 months or even YEARS or longer recovering from a hospital trip.

For example, some patients have not regained their previous very low-level of health 2 or 4 years after a trip to hospital.

Some never do recover, and for some patients the overexertion is so severe as to be fatal.”

Dr. William Rea has written “chemically sensitive patients can — and do — die in hospitals from exposure to chemicals but it is always blamed on organ failure or recurrent infection,” and ME/CFS patient Sophia Mirza died after a serious decline prompted by a hospital stay. Read more>>

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