Re: how can i help- partner with m.e
I think it's fantastic that you're trying to help him, and just by researching the illness- you are half way there. I think any way you can try and take things off his shoulders, so he doesn't have to do everything, but trying not to let him feel guilty or useless (which I know is hard)!
My partner has been brilliant- just being thoughtful and showing he cares. Practical things which might help if he drives is perhaps getting an automatic car, if he has a manual (this is something I am considering)- although he probably knows all this- I've only recently had a diagnosis- but sometimes it helps to re-read old stuff- or be reminded.
There is a fantastic self help booklet I've read about 'Pacing youself', on one of these Action for M.E sites- I'm finding that helpful to read. It talks about working at your base line and gradually increasing what you do by only 10%. It sounds like your partner may need to go back to doing that for a while.
I hope this has been some help- as I say I'm new to this- so am just trying to find out myself.
Good Luck- Your partner is really lucky to have you!!!