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  1. Part one of three from this full length episode of Open Door.

  2. Part two of three from this full length episode of Open Door.

  3. Part three of three from this full length episode of Open Door.

  4. The credits from this Open Door episode.

Synopsis

Open Door is a unique form of community-based television that allows groups or individuals to apply to make a documentary programme about an issue that concerns them. This 'M.E'. episode looks into the lives of people suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Despite 'normal' outward appearances syndrome sufferers are affected by debilitating exhaustion and 'brain fog', and can face long-term bed-ridden isolation, job loss, and skepticism about the reality of their illness. 

 

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 Caroline Walker
 Christian Driscoll

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Comments (7)

 Heather

Heather

Dr Ros Vallings is from Auckland for Sophie. Yes we thank Open Door team for letting ANZMES make this doco.

 drella

drella

too tired to write much....only thank you for this

 Sophie

Sophie

Oh my gosh. I am 18 years old, from Christchurch, and I have had this since I was 10 years old... I wish I could see this doctor!! Where is she located??

 Martin Buck

Martin Buck

Yes it's good to see some attention finally being paid to this debilitating condition. One very weird thing about it is that, very occasionally, you will have a good day, maybe one a month, maybe one a year. It is on that day you can be guaranteed that if you walk about, people you know will see you, and compliment you on how well you look. They will make plans for you, but you will never be well enough to go ahead with them. You actually lose more friends on that day than any other! C'est la vie!

 Lisa Creasey

Lisa Creasey

I really enjoyed the films of ME/fibro. I have been a sufferer for about 8 years now. I Still find it hard to believe that there is not the support out there for sufferers and also carers. I am a counsellor by profession and often see clients who have ME or fibro and still to this day I get shocked by the treatment they receive from their GPS.
lisacounselling@fsmail.net is my email if anyone would like to talk or just correspond with me x

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