Documentary Interview with 2 girls with ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) by Dr Franky Dolan





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***This is a fantastic question and answering between two friends who have life debilitating chronic fatigue. Please watch and share with others to educate people about this very serious disease. This video was made for educational purposes, on so many levels.

***After earning a Doctorate in Education, Franky became bedridden due to a serious neuro-immune disease that he battled for the majority of his life. Hours upon hours were spent alone and painfully ill, leaving the mind with only one option for survival. Franky went into a daily monk-like meditation, every single day for years. Overwhelming visions and messages were so strong, he could barely contain them in his body. So his partner, Randy Ordonio, brought him paints and clay one day, and said, "create your visions."‚Äč

With no formal art training, Franky looked down at his hands, and began to sculpt and paint these psychic impressions, all from his bed or even on the floor.

He creates unparalleled ethereal art and stories, all for the purpose of inspiring and provoking the human spirit. In childhood, Franky was homeless and survived many struggles beyond his years. Now published in several magazines, receiving awards and international accolades, he received the coveted invitation by Huffington Post to be an official Huffington Post Blogger.

Link to Huffington Post Blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-fran...

"Art, used in a productive way, can help to save lives. We take that very seriously. We have raised our voices and people are responding around the world. If we keep working hard and reaching out, we know that we can achieve our dreams of starting a foundation; one with staff, resources, and salaries so we can sustain ourselves as we help others to do the same. Please support the cause, and join the mission!"

~ Dr Franky Dolan, founder of Fae Factory


Several names have been debated over for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, mainly because the original name, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is the most understated. 'Chronic fatigue' is only one symptom of this life-crippling illness. Other names include C-FIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome), the acronym CFS, and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Myalgic Encephalomyelitis means an inflammation and abnormality of the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system. Because the general public is most aware of the name 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome', along with the fact that Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is the most accurate, the most appropriate title is the acronym "ME/CFS".

ME/CFS is a serious neuroimmune disease that has been found to be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and congestive heart failure. It is similar to end-stage AIDS, where it breaks down every major system of the body. The big difference is that it often brings you close to the feeling of death, though it does not actually kill you. It is diagnosed after a process of exclusion, making sure that there is not a more common disease that is causing the person's ailments.

ME/CFS is generally defined by extreme fatigue, not relieved by any amount of rest or sleep, lasting at least six months and is accompanied by a number of the following symptoms: muscle, bone and joint pain; reactive hypoglycemia; irritable bowel syndrome; loss of brain functioning; insomnia; memory loss; brain fog; chemical intolerance; rapid sensory overload; sore throat; tender lymph nodes; migraine headaches; convolutions; uncontrolled weight fluctuation, palpitations and more. Depression and anxiety are of course a common occurrence for people once they suffer from ME/CFS as well. Symptom severity varies from person to person and may fluctuate over time. There are several theories pertaining to how a person contracts ME/CFS. Some theories are; a virus, chronic mono, long-term infections, Lyme disease mutation, mitochondria damage, atmospheric reactions, adrenal fatigue, among others. This is why we desperately need to have much further research, on all of these Invisible Diseases.

Sending LOVE...

Dr Franky Dolan


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