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Ebola Evacuation For Worker After Needle Jab

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Ebola Evacuation For Worker After Needle Jab

A healthcare worker is flown back to England after being jabbed by a needle at an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone.

A healthcare worker is flown back to England after being jabbed by a needle at an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone.

By @ShaunyNews Via: http://news.sky.com/story/1418713/ebola-evacuation-for-worker-after-needle-jab

A British military healthcare worker has been evacuated from Sierra Leone after being accidentally jabbed with a needle while treating Ebola patients. The worker has returned to England for monitoring, according to Public Health England (PHE). The woman was flown back to RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on Friday night and then transferred to an isolation ward at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, northwest London. The worker’s next of kin has been informed, according to PHE. It is understood the person, whose identity has not been released, has probably been exposed to the virus but has not been diagnosed with Ebola and is not displaying symptoms.

 'Pop-Up' Ebola Hospital Open

‘Pop-Up’ Ebola Hospital Open

The official announcement said the worker suffered a “needle-stick injury”, which involves piercing of the skin. The injuries typically involved needle points but may also be done by other sharp objects, and are considered an occupational health hazard by medical workers. PHE director for health protection Professor Paul Cosford said: “Our thoughts are with this person, who has been courageous in helping those affected in West Africa, and in preventing the wider spread of Ebola.

 Ebola: Busting The Myths

Ebola: Busting The Myths

“We have strict, well-tested protocols in place for this eventuality and we are confident that all appropriate actions have been taken to support the healthcare worker concerned and to protect the health of other people.” The medical evacuation was done as a precautionary measure after the worker was pricked by a needle at the Kerry Town clinic in the West African nation. There are currently around 600 British military personnel working in Sierra Leone, with Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus stationed in the area.

The True Horror Of The Ebola Crisis

The True Horror Of The Ebola Crisis

The clinic was built on the outskirts of the capital Freetown to help treat patients infected by the virus, which has ravaged parts of West Africa. It includes an 80-bed treatment centre managed by Save The Children charity and a 12-bed operated by British Army medical staff designed to treat international healthcare workers and staff working in the area. London’s Royal Free Hospital also treated British nurses Pauline Cafferkey and Will Pooley – both were diagnosed with the disease after returning from treating patients in Africa.

In a statement the hospital said: “We can confirm that a UK military healthcare worker has been admitted to the Royal Free Hospital today following a needlestick injury while treating a person with Ebola in Sierra Leone. “The individual has been admitted to the Royal Free Hospital for assessment.” The patient will be monitored throughout the 21-day incubation period of Ebola.

 Argus Sets Sail For Sierra Leone

Argus Sets Sail For Sierra Leone

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Experts raise alarm as plague kills dozens in Madagascar

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Experts raise alarm as plague kills dozens in Madagascar

Bubonic Plague

Bubonic Plague

madagascarmapBy @ShaunyNews Via: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/31/health/madagascar-plague/index.html and my own words and links. If you don’t know European History the Bubonic Plaque killed 50 million people in the 14th century, or 60 per cent of Europe’s entire population. This is worse than Ebola in the way there is no real cure, it MUST be caught early, very early. Madagascar for many is a Movie, in reality it is home to 22.92 million people also it is a not far from the East coast of Africa. This is a place that has a lot of tourism so the chances of people spreading this are high. I know the many think the whole ‘Ebola’ saga was a flat news story, please keep in mind 10’s of thousands of people are dying STILL of Ebola in West Africa. Sierra Leone is a disaster area today.

The Bubonic Plague is a nasty thing, this is what we know about the disease. Bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease, circulating mainly in fleas on small rodents, and is one of three types of bacterial infections caused by Yersinia pestis (formerly known as Pasteurella pestis), that belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Without treatment, the bubonic plague kills about two thirds of infected humans within four days.[citation needed]
The term bubonic plague is derived from the Greek word βουβών, meaning “groin”. Swollen lymph nodes (buboes) especially occur in the armpit and groin in persons suffering from bubonic plague. Bubonic plague was often used synonymously for plague, but it refers specifically to an infection that enters through the skin and travels through the lymphatics, as is often seen in flea-borne infections.
Bubonic plague—along with the septicemic plague and the pneumonic plague, which are the two other manifestations of Y. pestis—is commonly believed to be the cause of the Black Death that swept through Europe in the 14th century and killed an estimated 25 million people, or 30–60% of the European population.Around the Mediterranean Region, summers seemed to be the season when the disease took place. In northern Europe, the disease had its most frequent outbreaks in the autumn. Because the plague killed so many of the working population, wages rose with the demand for labor. Some historians have seen this as a turning point in European economic development.

They were warned!! Madagascar Bubonic Plague Warning (From 10th October 2013)
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Bubonic Plague Outbreak in Madagascar, 47 Already Dead
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(CNN)An outbreak of the plague has killed dozens in Madagascar, and experts fear those numbers could go up. At least 119 cases were confirmed by late last year, including 40 deaths, the World Health Organization said in a statement. And the disease is taking an alarming turn. “The outbreak that started last November has some disturbing dimensions,” the WHO said this week. “The fleas that transmit this ancient disease from rats to humans have developed resistance to the first-line insecticide.” It’s especially spreading in densely populated slums in the capital of Antananarivo. Cases were confirmed in at least 20 districts and the capital, Christophe Rogier of the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar said late last year. Rogier is part of a team working with the WHO on the ground to combat the disease. In my city Edinburgh, Scotland we sealed off the city by covering over it, it is now called Mary King’s Close where you can tour, many tourist do and they guide explains how and why they sealed off thousands of people to keep the disease at bay, this was the seventeenth century

Below Edinburgh's High Street

Below Edinburgh’s High Street

Below Edinburgh's High Street

Below Edinburgh’s High Street

Below Edinburgh's High Street

Below Edinburgh’s High Street

Below Edinburgh's High Street

Below Edinburgh’s High Street

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W.H.O are on the case

W.H.O are on the case

The last time with Ebola, at the start I said W.H.O and got a lot of this “What is WHO, I don’t understand” Just so people know it’s the “World Health Organisation” Also the C.D.C (Centre for Disease Control) will be on this also. This is a bad disease, we must contain this one, 8/10 die a hard death. http://www.cdc.gov/plague/faq/ This is an airborn disease and is easier to catch than Ebola

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The plague is caused by Yersinia pestis, a bacteria found in rodents and spread by fleas. Recent flooding in the nation has displaced tens of thousands of people and an “untold numbers of rats,” leading to fears the disease could spread, said Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization.

How is it spread?

Once an infected flea bites human beings, they can develop the bubonic plague, which is marked by swollen lymph nodes. If the bacteria reaches the lungs, one can develop pneumonic plague. The pneumonic type is rare but more dangerous than bubonic plague because it can be transmitted between humans through inhalation and coughing. “If diagnosed early, bubonic plague can be successfully treated with antibiotics,” the World Health Organization said. “Pneumonic plague, on the other hand, is one of the most deadly infectious diseases; patients can die 24 hours after infection.” At least 8% of cases advance to pneumonic plague, the WHO said. It’s unclear what percentage of the current cases comprise the more lethal plague. Past plague epidemics have have occurred in Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia and South America. The plague was known as the “Black Death” in Europe in the 14th century, and led to the deaths of 50 million people, the WHO said.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25916296

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/dec/03/bubonic-plague-thats-old-news

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South Glasgow University Hospital campus to be handed over to NHS Scotland

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South Glasgow University Hospital campus to be handed over to NHS Scotland

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By @ShaunyNews  Via: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-30987950

Good news for the West of Scotland and Glasgow this. Also brilliant to see GOOD MONEY being spent on the right things by the Scottish Government. Soon when Scotland free’s herself more from London we can achieve more of this. The SNP have made a promise to fight tooth and nail for the NHS and this is a good start. I know we still have a ways to go but in the end the people of Scotland will decide our fate. I know many think Tory/UKIP coalition Governments are a real possibility but so is a Labour/Greens/Plaid Cymru/SNP Government for the UK where Wales and Scotland will get more freedom from London, this is very possible also. It is in our hands peeps, let’s keep it there. No Tory, Blue or Red

Scotland’s largest hospital is due to be officially handed over to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The new South Glasgow University Hospital campus cost more than £800m to build and will have more than 1,300 beds. The health board said it had been delivered under budget and ahead of schedule.

The facility is due to open to patients in May. Construction work began in early 2011 and it has been the biggest building site in Scotland. The new campus will bring major changes to the way healthcare is delivered across the west of Scotland – with maternity, children’s and adult hospitals all on one site. The Southern General campus will replace the Southern General Hospital, Western and Victoria Infirmaries, Mansionhouse Unit and Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill.

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There will be space for 1,300 patients, mostly in single rooms, 29 operating theatres, and even a landing pad on the hospital roof, for rescue helicopters. In addition to replacing adult hospitals in Glasgow, the new South Glasgow University Hospital will incorporate a new teaching and learning facility and the Centre for Stratified Medicine and clinical research facilities. Up to 10,000 NHS staff will be based on the campus when it is fully operational. Building contractors, Brookfield Multiplex, are due to formally pass the hospital over to the health board later.

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If You Do One Thing Today – Share this, You Will Be Saving A Life #SuicideHotlines

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If You Do One Thing Today – Share this, You Will Be Saving A Life #SuicideHotlines

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Via @ShaunyNews

Short and sweet this one. People all over the World take their own lives, many think they have nowhere to turn, all is lost, it’s the end. 

PLEASE SHARE THIS AND HELP SAVE A LIFE, IT COULD BE YOUR OWN ONE DAY! 

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Extra £100m to help cut numbers waiting to be discharged from hospital

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Extra £100m to help cut numbers waiting to be discharged from hospital

Hospital: The money will be used to help patients get home sooner.

Hospital: The money will be used to help patients get home sooner.

By @ShaunyNews Viahttp://news.stv.tv/politics/307144-extra-100m-to-help-cut-numbers-waiting-to-be-discharged-from-hospital/

Good news for Scottish people as the SNP pump more money into the Scottish National Health Service. With First Minister Nicola Sturgeon flat our refusing to allow the Scottish NHS to be privatised, this is two fingers to London who want to privatise the NHS with UKIPS and Nigel Farage saying a few days ago “Health Insurance is something we must come back to” http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/nigel-farage-admits-still-wants-5007340 The UK General Elections are crucial for Scotland. We must vote in Yes minded politicians and the one’s who support getting the ‘Edinburgh Agreement’ in full. Well done Westminster, they are squeezing every penny to help Scotland here. Links at the bottom as usual

A further £100m will be invested in the NHS over the next three years to help cut the numbers of people waiting to be discharged from hospital.

Ministers have said tackling the problem of delayed discharges is a top priority. The money will be used to help health boards and local authorities deliver care and support for people at home or in a similar setting. The move is aimed at preventing delays in discharge, as well as preventing admissions to hospital and attendances at A&E. It is hoped that, together, the measures will reduce pressure across the system.

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport – Shona Robison MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport – Shona Robison MSP

Health Secretary Shona Robison said: “Tackling delayed discharge is an absolute key priority for this government and today’s announcement of £100m over the next three years is crucial to this effort. “Reducing delayed discharge not only helps individual patients, who benefit from getting home or to a homely setting as quickly as possible, but also helps ease pressure across the system.” Of the £100m funding package, £30m will be invested in 2015/16, while £35m will be allocated in 2016/17 and again in 2017/18.

The 2015/16 funding will come from Barnett consequentials, with the remaining £70m coming from subsequent health budgets.

Ms Robison added: “This is about far more than just investment, it forms part of the Government’s overarching commitment to implementing the integration of health and social care services across Scotland. “This will involve health boards working closer than ever with local government in a new relationship to deliver the right care to people in the right place at the right time. “It will also include a shared commitment to deliver on key issues, such as discharging patients within 72 hours of clinical readiness, and reducing the number of hospital admissions that are avoidable. “Today’s announcement builds on the significant progress made to devise new and innovative ways to improve the flow of patients through health and care services. “We will continue to support this work, together with our partners in the NHS and local government, to reshape the health and social care system as we work towards integration coming into force in April.”

A taskforce has been set up with council body Cosla to roll out the plans to tackle delayed discharge. Cosla’s health and well-being spokesman, Councillor Peter Johnston, said: “This is a timely investment from the Scottish Government – amidst a challenging operating environment for councils and health boards.” The funding announcement comes in a month when hospital accident and emergency departments came under considerable pressure due to high levels of demand, leading to extended waiting times in some places and the postponement of some planned medical procedures.

And on Monday, a council and health board were told to make urgent improvements in a bid to tackle the problem of bed-blocking. A joint inspection of services for older people said the performance of Fife Partnership – which includes Fife Council and NHS Fife – to ensure elderly patients are discharged when they are well enough to leave was “mixed”.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/health-secretary-shona-robison-set-4690328

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IT BEGINS: ”MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD” STARTS USA POLITICAL PARTY

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IT BEGINS: ”MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD” STARTS USA POLITICAL PARTY

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By @ShaunyNews Via http://www.politicalears.com/blog/it-begins-muslim-brotherhood-starts-usa-political-party/

You can choose to ignore what I have been telling you for over a year America, the World, whoever. Here is more facts or items pointing heavily to what I have been saying and researching over the last 18 months when I found myself disabled and bored. AMERICA, YOU LOSE 😦 I hate to tell you I told you so America, but I told you so. I told you Obama was in the Muslim Brotherhood, I told you Islam had infiltrated the USA at Political level. I warned you about Ex War Hero’s in high Military positions were being sacked, I told you Muslim Brotherhood Members were in Obama’s Cabinet. I also suggested Obama wants to declare ‘Martian Law’ so he can stay on as POTUS after 2016. You didn’t listen, now America, you are being over run by Muslim’s, Islam, be it in whatever form. I don’t think there is much you can do to stop this now. Obama signed all this into law, all the stuff below with a Whitehouse.Gov website stating “Whitehouse REJECTS Muslim Brotherhood” as Terror  group. You were asleep America, you thought you were/are untouchable. Many entities bought into your country and now it is wide open to be, well, like a hostile takeover. Strange as it seems! Here, let me remind you, read it, don’t read it. I don’t live in America but if all this is as true as I read, am told and see, we all suffer, but you first and badly

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IMAGES MANY AMERICAN PEOPLE JUST CAN’T UNDERSTAND – TALK TO ME, PROVE ME WRONG!

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/images-many-american-people-just-cant-understand-talk-to-me-prove-me-wrong/

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Who was this hacked Military site talking to? (Hacked on purpose to get the message out)

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Jews, Israeli’s DON’T WANT HATE/WAR They want to love

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More people who have an Education

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An American Jew who I guess doesn’t watch Fox News or another Propaganda show

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90% of our species want’s Palestine recognised as a state. America are ONLY country to vote no. More American’s back Israel than people in Israel, go to the “Pictures American’s won’t understand” above, you will understand…I hope

FIRST MAY I REDIRECT YOU TO THIS! 

John Kerry Claimed The Bible’s Scripture Commands USA To Join Muslim Nations (VIDEO) 

White House Rejects Petition Asking Government to Declare Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Group

John Kerry Scripture Says U S Should Protect Muslims

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/john-kerry-claimed-the-bibles-scripture-commands-usa-to-join-muslim-nations/

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/response/response-we-people-petition-muslim-brotherhood

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1044957/pg1

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Obama Thanks Muslims For “Building The Very Fabric Of USA Nation”

https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/obama-thanks-muslims-for-building-the-very-fabric-of-usa-nation/

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Obama broke a law, and nobody in the USA noticed! This surrounds the Bergdahl trade of prisoners of war and Obama’s Muslim connection!

http://shaunynews.com/2014/06/10/obama-broke-a-law-and-nobody-in-the-usa-noticed-this-surrounds-the-bergdahl-trade-of-prisoners-of-war-and-obamas-muslim-connection/

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Obama and the Muslim connection

http://shaunynews.com/2014/05/08/obama-and-the-muslim-connection-disturbing-photo-of-obama-depicted-as-a-king/

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PURGED FOR REFUSING OBAMA'S ORDERS ON SYRIA! GO GOOGLE/YOU TUBE

PURGED FOR REFUSING OBAMA’S ORDERS ON SYRIA! GO GOOGLE/YOU TUBE

Obama Replaced with known Muslim Brotherhood Members...

Obama Replaced with known Muslim Brotherhood Members…

McCain with the ISIS Leaders. We all know Al Qaeda is US run/funded/made, ISIS is no different, here is some proof, more will come

McCain with the ISIS Leaders. We all know Al Qaeda is US run/funded/made, ISIS is no different, here is some proof, more will come

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The people are FORCED/TOLD to hate, truth is, they don’t want to! Blog below

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Forget Left/Right, Tea Party, forget it all. Ron Paul is legally and morally spot on here. 100% correct

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This guy was the UK’s John Kerry back in early 2000’s. He was the British/UK Foreign Secretary. Robin Cook. Focus on what he says, how he died we don’t know. It’s speculation

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May as well ask one more time “Who was your military asking to WAKE UP’ Who are “American’s Al Qaeda” And why “We won’t fight with Al Qaeda”? Same guys who did 9/11 we are told yeah?

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Washington, DC: With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc. ‘Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016,” said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, whose membership reads like a Who’s Who of Brotherhood front groups.

“We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community.” USCMO also aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of “institutionalizing policies” favorable to Islamists — that is, Shariah law.

O’Reilly Factor Interview – Rep. Andre Carson Comments About U.S. Education
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Muslim Brotherhood has a ‘significant presence’ in Canada

http://shaunynews.com/2014/05/27/muslim-brotherhood-has-a-significant-presence-in-canada/

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This development bears careful monitoring in light of the U.S. Brotherhood’s recently exposed goal to wage a “civilization jihad” against America that explicitly calls for infiltrating the U.S. political system and “destroying (it) from within.”  The subversive plan was spelled out in hundreds of pages of founding archives that the FBI confiscated from a Brotherhood leader’s home in the Washington suburbs after 9/11.  Translated from Arabic, the secret documents listed a number of Brotherhood front organizations — some of which just happen to make up the newly formed USCMO.  Front and center is the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, the catalyst behind this Trojan horse jihadist political party.

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ulster-3CAIR is linked in federal criminal court documents to the terrorist group Hamas, the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. CAIR’s chief Awad, who announced the USCMO at the National Press Club, is so radioactive, the FBI refuses to do outreach with him and his so-called Muslim-rights group until it can “resolve whether there continues to be a connection between its executives and Hamas.” Equally troubling is the Muslim American Society, another founding member of the USCMO. MAS was formed as “the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States,” a 2007 Justice Department court filing states. A 2011 MAS press release praised Osama bin Laden as “a visionary who believed in an Islamic state in Afghanistan.”

The list of bad actors doesn’t end there. The chairman of America’s new Islamist party is none other than Oussama Jammal, who once headed the notorious Bridgeview Mosque in Chicago.

One of that mosque’s leaders was arrested and jailed for funneling millions to Hamas. And one of its most honored guests was bin Laden’s spiritual mentor, the late Palestinian cleric Abdullah Azzam. Some of Azzam’s relatives are Bridgeview members.  “The walls were covered with Hamas posters and recruiting literature showing masked gunmen brandishing automatic weapons. . . . You could see daggers plunged into Jewish hearts wrapped up in American flags,” said Steve Emerson, describing the mosque in his book “American Jihad.” “They even had a library filled with terrorist videos.”

http://allenbwest.com/2014/04/third-political-us-party-muslim-brotherhood/ – Written by Allen West

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1050923/pg1 < I have carried this story a year, I seen this here tonight 

http://lunaticoutpost.com/showthread.php?tid=505392&page=2

https://smokietx.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/it-begins-muslim-brotherhood-starts-usa-political-party/

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The Human Mind, Feelings, Emotions and Chronic Pain ‘If you have that’

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The Human Mind, Feelings, Emotions and Chronic Pain ‘If you have that’

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Dalai Lama

 

Picture1By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

When you sit and try to define your purpose on this Earth when you ask who and what you are, we all do this. The irony is many will dismiss that they do this, so go look at that image above again, see it? When you are in a state of TOTAL feeling, at one with yourself and life and the universe, you care. When you care you hurt more, it comes with the packaging. I see so many people afraid to ‘Feel’ because they refuse to take on the burden that comes with it, that would be hurt or loss, whatever, you know? People refusing to go the full way and be true to themselves in fear they might get too close to something. I am not afraid of dying, I am afraid of dying now and leaving my partner too 8ea41f8ff202634e3ff7445fd86ae973 (1)soon. To get to that way of thinking an ‘Event’ must happen. For me the event happened in childhood and guides me now as an adult, in reality it is amazing, many call it God, I just call it amazing, superb, a blessing, lucky and other such words. When I say this to a friend who knows I live in utter agony they say “How can this be, you are Disabled and in pain” To get something we must first lose something. It can be the death of a person, the death of a habit, to forget someone or something, whatever it is, you need to lose before you feel what many like me do and see our World for what it really is, it’s a total hell hole in every sense of the word, but we do as individuals show and see act’s of love and kindness from others, but to gain we lose first, we must lose to get, for me it’s THAT SIMPLE, I was lost for a long time, it was lonely and hard, but all the time my partner and 2 sons were there, now here I am, smiling, happier than I have ever been, why? Because I lose BADLY. So not much else to lose here, so I love what I have and understand that, the pain will do what it will, so I choose life

Song made from the an Irvine Welsh book, then the movie Trainspotting  For those outside the UK who don’t know this Movie 
Part 1 – The beginning

Part 2 – The end…. Both filmed in my City, Edinburgh, Scotland

We all deny our own existence, many of us are wide awake and watching, listening and learning, I am one of these guys. I had a friends, 17 years a friend may I add, she is from Columbus120380-118513 Ohio in the US of A. She said “Shaun has changed” She wasn’t being nasty or rude, far from it. But I felt in an instant ‘Friends don’t do this’ What this is, is she stopped being my friend. When I got my (YES, YES I AM TALKING ABOUT MYSELF, THIS IS MY PAGE, I WRITE THIS IS OFTEN WHAT I DO, NOT ALWAYS) 😀 Sorry I had to get that out the way. Anyway, when I got my Disability, Chronic Pain Syndrome, it then upgraded to the 22827c360539999fff306fa99d5f1775‘Devils Disease’ Fibromyalgia it took things from me, abilities to do things, loss of many things I would before do, friends, family, respect, love, it gives sufferers the attributes and feelings of Motor Neuron Disease and Parkinson’s Disease I could go on. But I am a great believer in Karma. As I sit here now I would say 80% of my immediate family don’t think I am disabled, the 20% would be my Partner, two sons and closest friends. Not one family member is ‘cool’ with Fibromyalgia at all, they say like my friend in the USA did “Shaun has changed” And it gets boring and you do smile after a while, but you learn to surround yourself with people who don’t talk about it and you just have fun with, my partner, sons, close friends and a few on-line also. It is ‘Normal’ I have friends from School, these guys are all super cool, they mock my disability, so it’s all good, I wouldn’t have it any other way. To one mate I am ‘limpy’ for example 😀 This is how I want my disability to be, sadly around certain people it is near impossible because THEY have the problem you see?

Starter pack for the judgemental or is it just 'mental' :D

Starter pack for the judgemental or is it just ‘mental’ 😀

1dd6d21b566548f6552659025a6749baSome of my friends are people I done football with, coaches, players, players families, kids families, for 15 years till I had to stop 5 years ago now, some from school, guys I knew inside out, guys I held hands with at funerals of their parents, friends who are in-fact blood, people who you treat as blood, like Family. These people I know and they know me. When the Disability hit most were all “Oh Shaun I am sorry” I was like “Don’t you dare, no sympathy’ and it was never mentioned again. They all get it now 100%. I can’t make plans with a good mate who is a chef for example, we are REAL good mates, very close, as close as a brother should be. When I cancel they are all cool. With Family no understanding at all. I am sorry I have to say this, the person who said it will read this. I was told over the phone by a family member “You are always in bed” and “You never go out” At first I was angry but them my anger turned to “They are the ones in pain, not me” So again glance at the image above quickly and read it again

See, when you lose things, and they keep going, doesn’t stop, it becomes your ‘Reality’ and you understand and respect this is the way it is. Once you get to that way of thinking you can moveimgres-5_med on, you begin to smile again and be at peace with yourself and as I say, surround yourself with people who enjoy life, people who laugh every day, people like me who demand we have fun. So I go back to what that person told me, I said above “They are the ones in pain, not me” is when I figured out the nasty hurtful words and other issues. I am 41 and I love to learn, I need to learn, I have an open mind on ALL subjects and I believe this is healthy and needed, both apply. So when I understood the other person, the person who couldn’t get why “I am always in the house” or “I am always in bed” (Neither of which are true, not that I care, I don’t judge others) I understood that they were the ones, sadly, with the problems. See I learnt not so long ago, people who attack others with words, words the target won’t hear, mock or joke about a person in their absence, they are the ones with deep rooted problems

220px-Two_Dimensions_of_Emotion.gifThe people I surround myself with are just amazing people, Partner, kids, mates, whoever but others I can’t figure out, so I stopped. I realized they were figuring me out, or trying to figure me out so I gave in, if a person can’t figure a person out or doesn’t get a certain person I say sever the ties, walk away, stop trying to 2nd guess when you ARE wrong about people. Why spend time and brain power and time trying to figure a person out? 😀 How sad is that? I leave a smile because I have only very recently figured this out. I take the smile back and feel sad for these people. Not many, really, a handful. My parter will say “I don’t and can’t feel your pain or understand your mind especially on medication, BUT I AM HERE AND I LOVE YOU” that is all I needed to hear from the woman I love. She judges nobody, in our 25 years knowing each other as kids, primary school kids to now as adults late 30’s and 40 ish I have never once heard her say 1 (ONE) bad word about another. So ‘Surround yourself with the right people’ comes into play, I am around a goddess in every sense of the word, make no mistake I am the luckiest lad this side of Mars for managing to convince my partner to spend the rest of her life with me, so for that, I am blessed, happy, relieved! and in love. When all is said and done, this blog was fun, it made me smile because I demand I smile, to be the opposite is to not live, so easy choice right? Well not really, I know people who have killed themselves who have what I have, I know people talking about, people who have tried to take their life, people who were laughing one day and dead the next, some hide away from the world, I guess I hide away from MY world, the world I was born into, but I keep hold of the world I created for myself, anyone is welcome in, just knock the door, I will put the kettle on 😀 My partner loves me medicated or not, people actually judge me for being on Dr’s prescribed medication and to top it off most of the people who judge take illegal drugs and get drunk and fight and cause trouble where ‘Sociably Acceptable’ alcohol is allowed to roam free and destroy people, can you feel the Irony? I do, it hurts, wait! I hurt anyway!

This ring true for anyone?

This ring true for anyone?

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People die, many are worse, but this is bad, real bad, it makes loved ones not talk. Agreed loved one? I have changed, this changed me, try and be nice aye?

So look one final time at the image above. Makes sense now right? I have defined a meaning to it’s fullest, words from the Dalai Lama, and that’s hard to do right? Some of us can ‘Feel everything so deeply’ We are the ones who hurt the most, who take bad news the worst, we are the ones when say? one of our kids move out takes it hardest. It comes with the territory. To be at total one with yourself, to understand you in any shape, form, health whatever is hard to do. But once you can see it clearly it opens up amazing things in your mind. The pain sucks for sure, the medication sadly is enjoyable as it takes the pain away. I am ready for almost anything, I can take almost anything and I can understand almost everything and I now understand other people, I see them clearly now, lost, pretending to be what they are not, not on purpose, it’s just their ways and I respect others ways. I guess what I am saying is, I respect YOU for what you are, even if I have no time for you or I don’t like you, whatever, I respect you. Respect me back please. So this is for all my friends I lost, who are lost, this is for the people like me who are defined by the images I added. I never ask for sympathy, I would however like certain family members to just walk into my home and say “How you doing today you fragile fool” 1st of January and look what I did, I will leave you with the image of how 2014 ended and how 2015 started, and I wouldn’t have it ANY other way, these are battle wounds, I look at all my bumps and bruises as that, my prize for daring to live for daring to laugh and have fun in life. My new years resolution is to sort my sleeping pattern out, I will try but I am not holding my breath,  for long anyway…. Happy New Year 😉

 I Dropped the hoover on my ankle/shin and ripped some skin and 'I think' tore some ligaments. No break.. But agony and bruised like a break

I Dropped the hoover on my ankle/shin and ripped some skin and ‘I think’ tore some ligaments. No break.. But agony and bruised like a break

Now go have one last glance at that image at the very top and see if you understand it now 😉

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How Will The UK Stop Ebola From Spreading?

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How Will The UK Stop Ebola From Spreading?

The woman is being treated in isolation at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow

The woman is being treated in isolation at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via Sky News And my Previous breaking news Article via Sky News also. https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/breaking-news-glasgow-healthcare-worker-diagnosed-with-ebola/ I did this article back on the 18th December https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/sierra-leone-braced-for-increase-in-ebola-cases/ In the article I told how Ebola was killing Sierra Leone, as Ebola had died out in the Developed World the Main Steam Media dropped the story but 10’s of thousands have died in Sierra Leone.

Nicola Sturgeon reassures Ebola won’t spread and is under control

The Ebola case in Glasgow will create considerable concerns among people about its potential spread, but effective containment could make the health worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone an isolated case. Sky’s Health Correspondent Thomas Moore said close monitoring of anyone who came into contact with the patient after they became infected, as well as good practices during treatment, were key to preventing further cases.

“The key incubation period is considered to be 21 days and we have seen in other countries events where partners of people who have come down with Ebola are kept at home or monitored very closely to make sure they are not developing symptoms and there is no onward transmission,” he said. “The key point in an outbreak is to contain it, to prevent it spreading. The further it spreads the more difficult it is to contact trace people and bring the virus back under control.”

The woman travelled from Sierra Leone to Casablanca on Royal Air Maroc flight AT596 yesterday morning at 2.30am, landing at 6.10am. She then boarded another Royal Air Maroc flight - AT0800 - to Heathrow, taking off at 12:20pm and landing at 3:50pm at Terminal 4.

The woman travelled from Sierra Leone to Casablanca on Royal Air Maroc flight AT596 yesterday morning at 2.30am, landing at 6.10am.
She then boarded another Royal Air Maroc flight – AT0800 – to Heathrow, taking off at 12:20pm and landing at 3:50pm at Terminal 4.

Health officials have said the patient in Scotland only came into contact with one person since displaying symptoms, however the passengers who travelled on a flight from Casablanca to Heathrow and a subsequent flight from Heathrow to Glasgow with the infected person on Sunday are being traced. The Ebola virus is not spread through ordinary social contact such as shaking hands or travelling on public transport. Only people who have come into contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person are at risk.

Anyone who was on the flight – or has recently return from the affected arreas of West Africa – and is worried about symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore throat or rash is advised to stay at home and call 111 or 999. “Scotland has been preparing for this possibility from the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa and I am confident that we are well prepared.” Anyone who was on the Heathrow to Glasgow flight last night is asked to call 08000 858531

The unnamed patient is currently being treated at a specialist infectious diseases unit at Gartnaval Hospital in Glasgow But she will be moved to The Royal Free Hospital in London, one of fiveUntitled3 High Level Isolation units in Britain – the others are in Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Belfast.

The unit is run by a dedicated team of doctors and laboratory staff and access is restricted to specially trained medical staff. A specially designed tent is set up around the patient’s bed so the infection can be contained while they are treated. Sky’s Thomas Moore said staff at The Royal Free would follow strict protocols to prevent any further infection. “We know for example, from Texas where they were treating a health worker and a member of the public who came back, there were lapses,” he said. “Every precaution will be taken. The Royal Free has an extremely good track record on this and will have been looking at what went wrong in Texas, and indeed in Spain, to ensure no one else infected when treating this health worker.”

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A government COBR meeting, chaired by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, was held to discuss the case. Speaking before the case was identified, Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said “a handful of cases” were expected in the coming months. She added that Britain was “very well prepared” for Ebola. Public Health England has tested 113 people for Ebola up to 4 December, only one of which was found to have the disease. Wales has had no positive cases from its five tests, while Northern Irelands has also had no cases.

No details have been released for Scotland.

http://news.sky.com/story/1399444/how-will-britain-stop-ebola-from-spreading

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-30628349

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Taboo Series: Disability, being alone and this ‘Spirit of Christmas’ issue

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Taboo Series: Disability, being alone and this ‘Spirit of Christmas’ issue

 

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I know, I know, It’s Christmas and I probably should be on my sofa chilled out with a beer after Christmas dinner. Well sadly I can’t because of pain and all that amazing Jazz plus I don’t drink. What I suffer from is Fibromyalgia and ‘Fibro’ doesn’t know Christmas day from Pancake day it just keeps giving pain that is unbearable, the effects of Parkinson Disease and also Motor Neuron Disease and other really harsh disabilities like MS and ME and more. So for me I loved the day, loved to see my kids open presents and be with my Son, his partner and my Partner with my oldest son coming late with his partner

Fibromyalgia makes this time of the year almost impossible for people with made up invisible not hurting disabilities, disabilities that people in your life know more about than your Dr, I say that as it’s what society tells us, I find it strange that you often have to be in a wheelchair before someone will understand why you can’t visit them, I know people are dying, I know people who have died and people who have lost so this is where my own personal guilt comes into play, but as I am told by almost everyone, don’t think this way. Here are our symptoms: http://www.fmnetnews.com/fibro-basics/symptoms

Pain All Over – People describe fibromyalgia pain as deep muscular aching, throbbing, shooting, stabbing, or intense burning. Muscle groups used the most may hurt more. In addition, the severity of regional pains can make your fibromyalgia symptoms worse. The pain is unimaginable if you don’t suffer Fibro. This is the part that many can’t live with and we see suicide happen. The pain is very hard to describe, the best I can do is ‘All over toothache’ others have other ways of explaining the pain, for me all over toothache pain is what I feel. I feel like I have JUST broken several bones or snapped muscles, but it is only all day every day 😀 so it’s cool really. Many stay depressed and suicidal, I have been there and back, lost friends and family over it, all this  b@stard illness does is take from us all. 3% of the World’s 7 Billion populous suffer from Fibro. In the UK we grade it 1 to 10. Many are 2/3 just having pain in one area, I was 10 and left the pain clinic as it was pointless but I still help the pain team with sitting and speaking to Dr’s and Pain experts from all over the World at the Ashley Ainsley Hospital in Edinburgh, it has a few large halls that sit a few hundred or more. So although I suffer I spend more time helping others. It’s the old adage “To help others is to help yourself”

Fatigue – Exhaustion can be one of the most incapacitating fibromyalgia symptoms. You may feel as though your arms and legs are weighted down by concrete blocks and your body may be so drained of energy that every task requires great effort. I can be wide awake then *PING* Sleeping or sleepy. Heavy dry eyes, can happen an hour or 2 after a good sleep or at night. So too much sleep and not enough sleep. A pain it is, waking early and sleeping early is all our goals but if we are in agony and it’s 3am we have to just deal with it. For me this is the most annoying probably. I think if I fix this (Like now) for good I will live better. But I am at the mercy of Fibro

Sleep Difficulties – It’s not just about falling asleep. Repeat arousals prevent you from reaching deep, restorative sleep, so you wake up feeling as though you have been hit by a Mack truck. An overnight sleep study may show symptoms of repeat arousals, but a specific sleep disorder may not be found. For the past 5 nights I have been asleep early and up early, BRILLIANT!!! Before and I am sure it will come back I am up a day, down a day, I am missing half my life sleeping. That hurts when you miss family as I do. This is the single most difficult one that none of our families can understand and all we really try to get them to get.

Brain Fog – Trouble concentrating, retaining new information, and word-finding are common fibromyalgia symptoms that seriously interfere with daily functioning. You may be easily distracted and this symptom appears to correspond to the severity of pain (as though the brain is consumed by the pain, limiting your ability to perform cognitive tasks). This is the Parkinson Disease area of the disease. I can be talking and half way through talking *GONE* 😀 What I was talking about just vanishes, with friends/family it’s ok as they remind me, with strangers it’s embarrassing and I don’t like that bit. I tend to just not talk much now to strangers unless it’s email or type chat. Just makes it easier. This is the one thing (Pain aside) we all hate, I have to leave notes on my PC/Laptop/Phone etc for things like “Go to the toilet” or “Take Medication”

Morning Stiffness (Now Now 😀) – You may wake up to enhanced muscle soreness with fibromyalgia, but you probably also feel more stiff than usual. The cause of these muscle symptoms is unknown, but warm water and gentle stretching usually help alleviate them. I can’t move much for an hour after awakening. Often I need a cup of tea and medication before I can go about my day. Sometimes I just have to get up and walk like I am made of cardboard in agony. Also amazing fun, lol

Muscle Knots, Cramping, Weakness – No matter how much you try to relax your muscles, they may feel tense. Many contain rope-like knots called my ofascial trigger points, making you more susceptible to muscle cramping and weakness.The pain of fibromyalgia may also be a source of muscle weakness. These are very similar to Motor Neuron Disease, I get this 24/7, my hamstrings, calf muscles are worse but anywhere we have muscles/tendons etc sufferer friends and I get pain a if there has been a partial tear in any given area, go to the hospital, get a scan, all good. Very hard to diagnose us, but they hooked me up to electrical nodes and made pain happen by pulling and pushing my muscles all over, it showed increased pain activity so proving the pain was there

Digestive Disorders – Constipation, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, gas and bloating, irritable bowel, and nausea are found in roughly 40 to 70% of fibromyalgia patients. Acid reflux and a slowed digestion are also common. If you take strong pain killers it’s important to take anti-acid tablets or you will ruin your insides badly.

Headaches/Migraines – Recurrent tension headaches or migraines are present in 50 to 70% of fibromyalgia patients. Headache symptoms are usually rated as severe, occur at least two times per week, and often have a migraine component. This head pain is partly due to trigger points in the shoulder, neck, and head muscles. I get thumping headaches daily and medication does very little, laying down in bed can be the only treatment

Balance Problems – Balance confidence is greatly reduced in people with fibromyalgia. Walking patterns are altered and the odds of falling are increased. I have feel a few times now, once I slipped and knocked myself out in the hall, woke up in Dunfermline Hospital, great fun! lol

Itchy/Burning Skin – Your skin may look normal or it may have itchy red bumps similar to hives. Burning pain, similar to a bad sunburn, is also common in fibromyalgia patients. I personally get ‘Burnt Skin Syndrome’ where it feels like you are in an oven

Other Strange Symptoms? – Do bright lights, sounds, or odours bother you? These symptoms could be part of your fibromyalgia. Learn more by reading our article, “Is Sensory Overload Part of Your Fibromyalgia?”

The reason I mention all this is because it seems the only time of the year any of us with Fibromyalgia or any kind of Chronic illness get approval from family is Christmas 😀 I don’t understand this. But overall we see people being nice to each other at Christmas. My oldest son was in the drive through at McDonalds yesterday and paid for the people in the car behind, about £5 or so but that is the ‘Spirit of Christmas’ When he told me I was so proud of him, that is EXACTLY what I brought Dean and Ryan up to be, decent young men, men who will notice others around them and know love and kindness

Now I don’t speak for myself I have a few Facebook groups I run and this one here for people with Chronic illnesses allows people to get help and it helps me. Knowing we are not alone helps greatly, I guess in any situation? https://www.facebook.com/groups/699321140156812/ I notice every Christmas people are smiling, opening doors for you, letting you drive out of a road or wherever. The spirit of Christmas is true there is no argument because come January everyone turns miserable again. During the festive period everyone is a saint but 2 weeks later we all go back to the grind and hatred starts again. I have always asked myself why can’t we all act like this all year? I know many through support groups in real life and online who find it impossible to be happy, some people are just sad and it’s an illness. It’s like a heroin addict, we jail them, why not help them? This is what I am getting at. We as a species have times when we help and show love and times where we all turn miserable, me included but to be fair I do try to laugh my way through life, we are here once so smile and live for God’s sake 😀

Anyway, hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and all my friends in the USA are having a good day. It is past 7pm here in Scotland now so nearly over. For West coast USA it’s just starting, in Australia it’s already boxing day at that side of the World. I will sit and smoke a cannabis joint tonight as it is the ONLY thing that takes my pain away for any amount to of time. And as this is ‘Taboo’ series why is it people can get blind drunk, hit others, spread STD’s, cause havoc in city centre’s all over the World, lead to partners fighting, society allows this, society says ‘This is ok’ Yet if a person say? Family see me type “I will smoke a cannabis joint” I will probably be judged. This is how backwards our World can be. Our World is truly one big ironic pantomime for sure

Here, a song that I hate and a statement from a movie 😀

Wham! – Last Christmas
Via MASmusik100 on You Tube

Keep the Change You Filthy Animal
Via r2k3982 on You Tube

Shaun

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Killing Me Softly : Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Deaths

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I have always loved this saying

I have always loved this saying

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via: Lisa Lorden Myers

Earlier today I did this blog https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/taboo-series-suicide/ and I posted it on my Fibromyalgia and any Chronic issue Facebook page for us all to discuss Chronic Illness, things that don’t kill you, they kill your spirit if you let it. I seen this here and I MUST share this page with YOU who have chronic pain or Fibromyalgia or any or any other “Can’t kill you” chronic Condition here> http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/library/killing-me-softly-fmcfs-suicide Links and as much info on the “Devils Disease” as I could throw together. Not till I started my Group on Facebook for Chronic Pain/Fibro/Depression, anything Chronic, did I understand the level of suffering in others…

…..I AM NOT ALONE, AS I AM MADE TO FEEL BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. But hey, that is no happy feeling. Reassuring maybe? Our biggest challenge as sufferers is almost impossible to the point we just say ‘Feck it’ and give up. I don’t want to give up on family/friends who don’t like ‘New Shaun’ because to me they are ‘New Them’ it is totally a 2 way street. I notice people look at me as if I am screwing the Government for money, facts are I receive not ONE PENNY from the Government. The only message I want to get through to my loved ones is “This is why I am in bed, this is why I am in a lot, this is why I don’t visit” and once we get past that we can all smile, love, have fun and move the FECK ON! I speak for many (And I tagged a few in here when posting) when I say this, all we want is UNDERSTANDING. Then we can all move on, simple really. But we see things that may not be there, we feel things that may not be there. But to define this is to define Fibro. Fibro is new, not many people know about it, not many who live in pain know they have it. STRESS = PAIN as well as other things with Fibro/CPS, I know in America for example you guys pay for EVERYTHING and that is wrong. Here in Scotland EVERYTHING Health related is free. Now Scotland has greater powers it will only get better. Seeing your Dr is Free, All your Medication is free, Hospital visits be them arranged or not are free, X-Rays and ALL operations are free. I could not survive in a country anywhere where the stress of not knowing all of the above was covered so it must be murder for you guys. My heart goes out to you all 

In Scotland  they grade you 1 to 10…You get asked 100 questions in a book you take home, each question is 1 – good or 10 – DEAD (I am joking, 10 is the worst) I am 10, do you know your score? Try it below

PLEASE SHARE YOUR RESULTS IN THE BLOG AND ON MY PAGE ALSO, IT HELPS US ALL!! http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/diagnosis/berne.html

Via Hunter Medicare Local on You Tube – Official Scottish Video from our NHS (National Health Service)
PLEASE GIVE THIS A WATCH PEEPS..IT ‘WILL’ HELP. Ask your partner, parents, family, friends etc to watch also.
Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than five minutes?

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Knowing the signs are crucial, if we can save one life this article and you reading it was worth it

 

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photo_libraryBy Lisa Lorden Myers


Note: Lisa Lorden Myers, a CFS/fibromyalgia patient from California, is a well-known writer. For three years, she was the Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia at About.com. This article was originally published in Fibromyalgia Frontiers, the journal of the National Fibromyalgia Partnership. Lisa now runs the website
Living with CFS & Fibromyalgia.

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WE ALL HAVE THESE DAYS

On August 15, 1996, Dr. Jack Kevorkian reportedly assisted in the suicide of Judith Curren, 42, of Pembroke, Massachusetts. She suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM). Jan Murphy, another FM sufferer, also turned to Kevorkian for help; ABCNews.com later reported her assisted suicide in the summer of 1997. A recently publicized investigation in the UK revealed that just last year, Julia Revill, age 58, hanged herself outside her family home after becoming frustrated at a lack of medical help for her Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). ME is the name used abroad for chronic fatigue syndrome. She had shown some improvement after treatment at the UK’s only ME hospital in Essex but had been refused funding by the local health authority for further treatment there, and her condition deteriorated. The loss of “one of our own” always hits hard. These and other reports sent shock waves through the FM/CFS community. Patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome have an exquisite understanding of the pain, both physical pain and emotional anguish, associated with having a poorly understood, incurable disease. “When you start hearing there is no hope, no treatment, and no cure over and over, you lose your will to fight,” wrote Jan Murphy in a eulogy read at her funeral. “What most people saw of me was a shell of what was going on inside.” The FM/CFS community is certainly not alone in addressing the problem of suicide. Each year, about 30,000 people in the United States take their own lives. It is the 11th leading cause of death in our country and accounts for about 1.5% of all deaths in the US.

Suicide and FM/CFS

It is unclear whether there is an increased risk of suicide among FM/CFS patients, as compared to the general population. In 2006, Leonard Jason and colleagues published a study analyzing a memorial list maintained by the National CFIDS Foundation. They reported that suicide was one of the three leading causes of death in the sample, along with heart disease and cancer. The researchers noted several limitations to the study, including uncertainty about whether the list was representative of people with CFS and concluded “clearly, it is not possible to generalize the data from this memorial list to the overall population of patients with CFS.”

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The truth I just know hurts us all, Family who get angry with us…

However, there is evidence that chronic pain and illness put patients at risk for suicide. An illness like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, which is often doubted or neglected by the medical community, the public, and sometimes family and friends, can present unique problems. Patients with FM/CFS can become victims of isolation and despair. Secondary depression is a well-known symptom of FM/CFS and is common with any type of chronic pain. Sufferers depend on a variety of sources of support, including pain management, psychological support, and financial support. When one of these essential needs remains unmet over a long period of time, it is possible for patients to begin to believe that their situation is hopeless. In fact, a recent report published by Action for ME, a UK non-profit organization, revealed that 51% of survey respondents have felt suicidal as a result of their illness. Those with the most severe cases of the illness and who received delayed diagnosis and management were most likely to have considered suicide.

Responding to Suicidal Thoughts

How we feel..

How we feel..

Martha Ainsworth, founder and director of Metanoia, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention, describes the problem of suicide succinctly. She writes, “Suicide happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain.” There are many kinds of pain that may lead to suicide, and individuals vary greatly in their capacity to withstand pain. According to Ainsworth, you can survive suicidal feelings if you do either of two things: (1) find a way to reduce your pain, or (2) find a way to increase your coping resources. Both are possible. It is important to realize that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. The Journal of the American Medical Association has reported that 95% of all suicides occur at the peak of a depressive episode. For many people who feel suicidal, there seems to be no other way out. But suicidal thoughts are typically a reflection of distorted thinking caused by severe depression or even by the neurological changes associated with FM/CFS itself. When we are depressed, we tend to see things through the very narrow perspective of the present moment. A week or a month later, things may look completely different.

Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Talking or joking about suicide or statements about being reunited with a deceased loved one

  • Making statements about hopelessness, helplessness, or worthlessness (“Life is useless” or “Everyone would be better off without me.”)

  • Preoccupation with death (recurrent death themes in music, literature, or drawings)

  • Appearing suddenly happier or calmer

  • Loss of interest in things one cares about

  • Unusual visiting or calling people one cares about (saying good-byes)

  • Giving possessions away, making arrangements, or settling one’s affairs

  • Self-destructive or risk-taking behavior (alcohol/drug abuse, reckless driving, self-injury or mutilation)

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Most people who once thought about killing themselves are now glad to be alive. They say they didn’t want to end their lives – they just wanted to stop the pain. According to Dr. William Collinge, Ph.D., author of several books including Recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, “If you can remind yourself that the suicidal thoughts or feelings are transitory and symptomatic of the illness, this will help you get through those times when you are in the bottom of the pits and can’t see any way out. Also, talking about your feelings with a confidant or loved one can help immeasurably.”Experts agree that talking about suicidal feelings is one of the most important things you can do. Talking to a caring and supportive friend or family member can be helpful, and there are a variety of helplines and support groups to whom people who are feeling suicidal can reach out. Severe depression, the primary cause of suicide, is highly treatable. If depression is recognized and treated, many suicides can be prevented. Anyone who has suffered with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome knows that it requires a huge adjustment, not only to the illness itself but to all the consequences it has on our lives. Chronic illness is likely to affect the way sufferers live, the way they see themselves, and how they relate to others. With the present state of world events, many people are feeling additional tension, anxiety, or sadness. But suffering with severe depression may be unnecessary. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, it’s essential that you know you don’t have to go it alone. Suicide is preventable, and there are a variety of resources that can provide the support you need.

FAMILY/FRINDS/FIBRO/CPS – http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/library/topic/Family+%2526+Friends

http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2013/08/13/fibromyalgia-living-with-a-controversial-chronic-disease/

http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/library/topic/Treatment+Options

http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/library/killing-me-softly-fmcfs-suicide

http://www.patient.co.uk/forums/discuss/do-i-have-fibromyalgia-syndrome-257094

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