About Me

Sincerely,

I have trained in many painting mediums but now work primarily in acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink ,and tempera.
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I have added some fims below for anyone interested in learning about ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) 
For far too many years this disease has been neglected leaving people with ME/CFS  in a horrible state of Limbo. People not only suffer from the terrible illness, which utterly destroys lives, but are also left dealing with so much ignorance and misunderstanding by Medical Professionals, Friends, Family and the General Public. In the worst cases people with ME/CFS are completely abandoned. Many end up taking their own lives. Many are living in abject poverty. Many are suffering from abuse do to ignorance, and many more, become homeless. Now we have a similar state of affairs with the covid "Long-Haulers", and it must be addressed. 
Too many people are struck down each year with this debilitaing and horribly misunderstood disease. How many more need to die from it, or as a consequence of feeling there is no way out, but suicide? I am posting this as I lost my very dear friend Mark last year. He took his own life, but it is  my belief , the disease took him down. I have spoken to too many people suffering the ravishes of this disease. This disease causes multiple problems and additional ailments over time. I have heard many who have had cancer and state they prefer it to ME/CFS. The  medical treatments were far better  and there was far more compassion and understanding in their treatment. These are all things that often are missing for a person with ME/CFS. I have actually heard someone with stage 4 cancer state that she cried with relief when she got her cancer diagnosis because there would actually be an end to the suffering she had lived with for so long as a person with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. I have thought long and hard about posting these videos and making this statement, but I feel I must. If it helps one person to either learn about the illness, (or know that they are not alone), then I have said my peace. If you watch any of these movies, I thank you with all of my heart. If you are just interested in a general idea of what ME/CFS  There is a diagram below It is overly simplified, but fairly decent in giving a generalized description of the illness. Note that it by no means  describes all the symptoms and problems this illness can cause, but it is a far better 'quick overview' ,than most that I have seen.
 
May 2021

Jessica

My photo for M.E./CFS awareness month