Jamison Graham Hill is an author and, prior to becoming stricken with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a bodybuilder and certified personal trainer. He is featured in the 2015 documentary, Forgotten Plague, by Ryan Prior and Nicole Castillo. In addition to writing a book on fitness, he has written articles for Ultra-FIT, Physique Magazine, ExtraFit Magazine, World Physique Magazine, and Inside Fitness.
Hill first became ill with ME in 2010 following a case of mononucleosis in his senior year of college at Sonoma State. His health gradually declined until he was bedridden and unable to speak or eat solid food. Slowly, his health is now improving.
Hill's blog, Jamison Writes began as a fitness blog. After a three and a half year hiatus due to illness, Hill is continuing his blog, now writing about his experiences as a patient with ME. He states: "This site is dedicated to Jamison’s journey to regain his health and help others realize the seriousness of his disease and the devastation it causes."
Articles and op-eds[edit | edit source]
- Feb 10, 2017, Dear anti-Trump protesters: don’t forget those of us with disabilities
Between 3 million and 5 million people took to the streets as part of the Women's March the day after Donald Trump's inauguration. And on January 28 and 29, thousands of people descended on airports throughout the nation to protest Trump's 'Muslim ban'. I was not one of the protesters. I have myalgic encephalomyelitis (or chronic fatigue syndrome), a disease that has left me bedridden and unable to speak full sentences for the past two years, more than a year of which I was unable to eat, tolerate light, elevate my head, or laterally move my limbs. I am one of the disabled who cannot march. I can't even attend a demonstration in a wheelchair.
- Apr 24, 2017, I'm not 'addicted' to my smartphone. I depend on it to survive
- Jun 21, 2017, I'm a disabled person, and Siri changed my life. Then I lost the ability to speak.
- May 25, 2018, Love Means Never Having to Say … Anything
Books[edit | edit source]
- 2021, When Force Meets Fate: A Mission to Solve an Invisible Illness
- 2012, The Optimal Balance Plan: Transform Your Body, Find Sustainable Fitness, Improve Your Life
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 2016, The Blue Ribbon Foundation, Share your Story: Jamison Hill
- Support Jamison Hill and ME/CFS Awareness
See also[edit | edit source]
- 2015, Forgotten Plague
- Nov 17, 2016, Sometimes You Go To California - blog post by Stephanie Land about visiting Jamison Hill
References[edit | edit source]
- Jamison Writes (blog)
- "Click here to support Jamison Hill: Medical/Homecare Fund organized by Mary de Rosas". gofundme.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
- Hill, Jamison Graham (February 10, 2017), "Dear anti-Trump protesters: don't forget those of us with disabilities", VOX, Washington, DC and New York, NY (US)
- Hill, Jamison Graham (April 24, 2017), "I'm not 'addicted' to my smartphone. I depend on it to survive", Los Angeles Times (USA)
- Hill, Jamison Graham (June 21, 2017), "I'm a disabled person, and Siri changed my life. Then I lost the ability to speak.", Mic Network (USA)
- Hill, Jamison Graham (May 25, 2018), "Love Means Never Having to Say … Anything", The New York Times
- Hill, Jamison (January 26, 2021). When Force Meets Fate: A Mission to Solve an Invisible Illness. Inkshares. ISBN 9781950301157.
- Hill, Jamison (January 4, 2012). The Optimal Balance Plan: Transform Your Body, Find Sustainable Fitness, Improve Your Life. lulu.com. ISBN 9781105273261.
- "Share your Story: Jamison Hill". The Blue Ribbon Foundation. July 29, 2016. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
- "Support Jamison Hill and ME/CFS Awareness". www.teezily.com. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
- Land, Stephanie (November 17, 2016). "Sometimes You Go To California". Stepville. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
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.