Michael Mayne

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Michael Clement Otway Mayne (KCVO) (10 September 1929 - 22 October 2006) was an English priest of the Church of England who served as the Dean of Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK. He died at the age of 77 after being diagnosed with terminal cancer of the jaw the previous year.

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Michael Mayne was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) during his 50s after struggling with his health for several years.[1]

Book[edit | edit source]

Mayne published a book in 1987 about his experiences living with the illness called A Year Lost and Found.

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myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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