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January 12, 2015


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Orin Kerr

Thanks for blogging about this, Steve. It's appreciated.

Eric Muller

Steve, bravo. This is courageous. Would that we all had the courage and confidence to be this candid.


This ailment, unfortunately, is a "real" thing, as I have seen those close to me deal with it for years. It is certainly life-affecting, but since it does not lead to abject debilitation in many cases, many folks dismiss others suffering from this as "lazy whiners," unfortunately. Hopefully, one day, just as "hysteria" was a catch-all for a variety of now-better-understood mental ailments, ME/CFS, fibromyalgia, and the like will be shown to be a series of better-defined aliments which, in turn, will lead to more targeted treatment regimens.

Like many things, people don't know what it's like unless they have walked a mile in the other person's moccasins, or whatever metaphor one likes to use.

Christine Hurt

Thank you for your post. I hope others are comforted by your candor.

Miriam Cherry

Steve, thanks for posting this. As someone living with a chronic illness, thanks for your courage & strength.

Mark P. Yablon

I had a client on a disability claim. It took awhile for the company to approve the claim, but it ultimately paid once the doctors knew how to properly diagnose the condition. I wish you well!

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