Recently we decided to subscribe to the National ME Centre.
They will send us a regular newsletter and information about the
centre, which will be available from the library.
In their latest newsletter they write, "Over the last ten
years the National ME Centre has played a leading role in the treatment
and diagnosis of ME. The charity based at Harold Wood Hospital (Essex)
has today become known throughout the UK and abroad for its pioneering
work. We believe there is an urgent unmet need which exists in the
diagnosis and management of patients suffering from ME."
Their website is www.nmec.org.uk
For those of you who are looking to increase your activities, Cambridge
City Council is starting an exercise referral scheme called 'Start-Up'.
A medical practitioner must refer you and then you can go swimming,
to a gym, yoga, movement to music or even rowing. In the future
they hope to introduce badminton, bowls and golf! These are at venues
within Cambridge at heavily subsidized rates.
To find out more about 'Start-Up' contact Liz Ellerington on 01223
415151, or see Barbara for the booklet.
One Day At A Time
There are two days in every week about which we should not worry
- two days, which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares, faults
and blunders. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control; all
the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday. We cannot erase
a single word we said, for Yesterday is gone. The other day we should
not worry about is Tomorrow with all its possible adversities, its
burdens, its large promises and poor performances. Tomorrow's sun
will rise either in splendour, or behind a mask of cloud — but it
will rise. Until it does we have no stake in Tomorrow for it is
yet unborn. That leaves us only one day - Today. Anyone can fight
the battles of just one day. It is only when you add the burdens
of these two eternities, Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of Today that drives one mad - it is the
remorse and bitterness for something that happened Yesterday, or
the dread of what may happen Tomorrow.
(from West Norfolk ME support newsletter)
On Friday 21st March, from 9.45am - 3.30pm, there is a day of speakers
and workshops at The Millennium Centre, Red Lodge, entitled 'Moving
On... Working Towards Life After Transition'. The day is run by
Scope and is specifically for people with disabilities and parents/carers.
They hope to examine issues regarding access to support, money and
work for young people and their families and how service providers
can meet their needs effectively and efficiently.
For more information contact Karen Peters at Scope, on 01284 731600.
Please note that the website address for the Cambridge Homeopathic
Society has changed to www.cambs-comp-soc.org.uk
If anyone has any suggestions for future meetings, books ideas
for the library, articles of interest, etc, please let us know.