Before I get into the details of the Giveaway, please can you sign the #stopGET petition which asks for ME graded exercise research to be suspended while the evidence is reassessed? I’m asking because it really concerns me that graded exercise therapy research continues to be approved and funded, even for children, despite high reports of harm in patient surveys. You can sign the parliamentary petition here (UK citizens) and/or the global support petition here. You can read more on www.stopGET.org.
Now for the Giveaway:
This giveaway is sponsored via Chronic Illness Bloggers (which as you can probably guess is a network of people who blog about chronic illness). The full list of sponsors is further down this post.
There are 11 Prize Packs to be won, each with a value between $400 and $600. The total prize value is around $7000. However, 2 of the Prize Packs are available only to US-based winners (if you are a non-US winner for one of these 2 packs you’ll need to nominate an American friend or forfeit).
An example pack is:
- $50 Amazon gift card courtesy of BeingFibroMom.com
- 1 Month Restore Program from VitalPlan.com
- Suffered Long Enough by Dr. Bill Rawls from VitalPlan.com
- Self-Love 101 e-book (digital) donated by notstandingstillsdisease.com
- Ravyn’s Doll book signed donated by Melissa Swanson
- Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Pain, Your Guide to Over 50 treatments for pain relief by Barbara McLullich
These prize packs are open to all, but the prizes are obviously best suited to people who have chronic illness. It could also be a well-timed Giveaway for friends and family on the lookout for Christmas presents to give their chronically ill loved one.
How to Enter
The giveaway will run from Nov 21 – Dec 3, 2016.
That is it. We’re not asking you to follow all of us on facebook, Twitter and Pinterest whilst standing on your head and juggling or anything! Although there are a few actions which will get you extra entries.
- Alisha Nurse – https://theinvisiblef.com/
- Aromafloria – http://www.aromafloria.com
- BackPainBlogUK – https://backpainbloguk.com
- Bridgwater Crafts – http://www.bridgwatercrafts.com/
- BeingFibroMom – http://www.beingfibromom.com
- Broken Teepee – http://brokenteepee.com/
- Chronically Content – http://www.chronicallycontent.com
- Chronic Mom Life – http://www.chronicmomlife.com
- ColitisNinja – http://www.colitisninja.com
- The Fay Farm – http://www.thefayfarm.com
- Fed Up with Fatigue – http://www.fedupwithfatigue.com
- FibroCane – http://www.fibrocane.com
- Fresh Assist Spray – http://www.freshassistspray.com
- Gupta Programme – http://www.guptaprogramme.com/
- HFactorWater – http://hfactorwater.com/
- Kirsten Schulz – http://www.kirstenschultz.org/
- Living Well Today – http://www.livingwelltoday.com
- Living Grace Blog – http://livinggraceblog.com/
- Lupus Chick – http://LupusChick.com
- Megan Schartner – http://www.liveken.com
- Melissa Swanson – http://www.fibrowarriorslivinglife.com
- Mini2z – http://www.mini2z.com
- Organic Aromas – http://www.OrganicAromas.com
- Oska Wellness – http://www.oskawellness.com
- The Pain Free Life – http://thepainfreelife.com
- Patient Playbook – http://patientsplaybook.com
- Perfectly Ambitious Blog – http://www.perfectlyambitious.com/
- Posture Pump – http://www.posturepump.com
- ProHealth – http://www.prohealth.com
- Rebuilding Wellness – http://rebuildingwellness.com
- Strength Flexibility Health EDS – http://www.strengthflexibilityhealtheds.com
- Sylk USA – http://www.sylkUSA.com
- Theraspecs – http://www.theraspecs.com
- Vital Plan – https://vitalplan.com
New to this blog?
This blog shares reviews, resources and reflections relevant to living with chronic illness. Many of the posts are specific to ME/CFS. Some are specific to POTS or Fibromyalgia. Some are relevant to any chronic illness, or anyone wanting to understand our circumstances better.
The most popular Tips for ME posts of 2016 are:
- A post asking people with ME: Are you Disabled?
- One sharing 10 Insights on Life through the lens of chronic illness (suitable for all, not just the chronically ill)
- A post explaining how I hacked my blood sugar at home based on a large Israeli study (suitable for all). At some point I’ll write a follow up for this.
- An emotionally difficult post on processing fear of death (and fear of endless illness): Learning how to die.
- My experience of lack of treatment during an 11 hour temporary paralysis.