Article from Farmers Guardian - Farming with ME

Wolds Beef

Member
Having corresponded with @Chris F I am posting this article here.
I have 2 reasons for doing so. Firstly it is a good article about an invisible problem, my only daughter suffers from the same problem and really struggles to get out of the House. We also have Cattle, in fact we have a Pedigree Lincoln Red Herd. The two girls correspond and I believe Holly's father has chatted to my Wife and Daughter at the GYS. It is a problem that is invisible and my daughter gets stick from people for using her mobility scooter at shows and sales because she shows no symptoms. She manages to show my cattle but has to pace herself very carefully. I, like most fathers, sometimes put my foot in it and tell her to get on!! when she is really struggling.
WB

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yellowbelly

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Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
You have to stand on your head to read the pdf's! - could an admin turn them the right way up?!
Well, as far as @Wolds Beef is concernrd, upside down is progress (y) - he usually has to enlist the services of @JP1 to post anything other than words :facepalm:

Well done @Wolds Beef 👍👍
The article is well worth a read even if you have to turn your device upside down :)
 

JP1

Member
Livestock Farmer
Well, as far as @Wolds Beef is concernrd, upside down is progress (y) - he usually has to enlist the services of @JP1 to post anything other than words :facepalm:

Well done @Wolds Beef 👍👍
The article is well worth a read even if you have to turn your device upside down :)
Yes I tried

I could get the PDF turned round but not saved. I even converted them to JPG but still upside down. So I suggested Wolds Beef contacted @Chris F as a mod who could sort and even post in his name

Sadly it doesn't look like we are any further forward here
 

delilah

Member
Are there any more suffers of this dreadful problem on here? How do you keep on farming?
WB

All credit to your daughter, fantastic to see her positivity.
30 yrs ago now; Glandular fever, then what felt like recovery, then bad bout of flu, absolutely floored. ME diagnosis followed. Never to the extent of your daughter, just periods of severe fatigue, not being able to get up the stairs without a bit of a rest, long periods of normalish. Topping it up with shingles doesn't help lol. You live with it, and it looks like your girl has absolutely the right mentality (y) .
 

H.M.

Member
Location
Yorkshire
Having corresponded with @Chris F I am posting this article here.
I have 2 reasons for doing so. Firstly it is a good article about an invisible problem, my only daughter suffers from the same problem and really struggles to get out of the House. We also have Cattle, in fact we have a Pedigree Lincoln Red Herd. The two girls correspond and I believe Holly's father has chatted to my Wife and Daughter at the GYS. It is a problem that is invisible and my daughter gets stick from people for using her mobility scooter at shows and sales because she shows no symptoms. She manages to show my cattle but has to pace herself very carefully. I, like most fathers, sometimes put my foot in it and tell her to get on!! when she is really struggling.
WB
After just chatting to your daughter it dawned on me that we already knew each other on here - I'm the Holly in the article, although it probably comes as a surprise to most on here! Thank you for sharing it :)
 

Wolds Beef

Member
@H.M. Well, well a fabulous ambassador for Lincoln Red's. We will have to get you with a LR bull and pedigree females!!
WB
P.S. I hope we can bump into each other when things are back normal and you are fitter!>
 
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Bruce Almighty

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
England
Well done @H.M. 👍

My wife was diagnosed with Parkinson's last year at 49.
Different I know but it's the things people don't see.

Most people think it's about shaking, but they don't know about what you can't see, in my wife's case the lack of self confidence & low self esteem, the fatigue from the shaking & probably worst of all is the insomnia that goes with it
 

flowerpot

Member
I think Dr. Sahra Myhill treats people with ME, she has a Facebook page. Though I'm not sure if she is taking on any more patients at the moment.
 

Wolds Beef

Member
@H.M. Were do you find your female replacements. Have you got particular breeders to go to or do you go to the Lincoln Red Website were females are advertised? Breeders often a surplus of females that commercial herds could tap into.
WB
 
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