I thought it was about time I put a little post together for you of all the Chronic Fatigue treatments I tried during my time with CFS, which has proved to be one of my greatest teachers and still is to this day.
You might be surprised at how few I actually tried, especially when I was so sick. There were a few reasons for this:
1) I lived at home with my parents in a tiny village, so treatments options were few and far between. Therefore, I had to do my own thing with this bad boy.
2) I genuinely had no flippin’ idea what I was doing at the time, so felt absolutely clueless in taking action.
3) Even though CFS/ME were floating around at the time, I struggled to find a lot of helpful information about it. My parents also tried, but found it difficult as well.
4) I was sick, I mean, really sick, so felt unable to do anything. You know what I mean.
Two articles that have made Nursing Times headlines in July together offer a powerful warning about the future of the nursing profession. It is not a new warning but it is one that has been growing in significance.
Nursing Timesreported last week that more than 250,000 people had signed a petition calling for student nurses to be paid a minimum living wage, following the scrapping of the bursary in 2017. The number of signatures has now passed 280,000.
It was started by student nurse John Worth at the beginning of July. He pointed out that, unlike other students, those studying nursing faced the additional pressure of having to complete 2,300 unpaid hospital-based clinical hours to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register.