May 12, 2018 - The odometer; the history of your car is recorded in this little counter. All those journeys you’ve taken for leisure, for pleasure, alone or with friends. Odometer Day celebrates the invention of the odometer which was invented by William Clayton in 1847.
May 10, 2018 - May 12 is ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) / chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious, long-term illness characterized by substantial disability affecting daily activities. It is accompanied by profound fatigue that is not relieved by rest.
May 12th has been designated as International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) since 1992. The CIND illnesses include Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a severe chronic illness in which symptoms are worsened by physical exertion. In some countries and some literature, ME is referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The term Myalgic Encephalomyelitis can be broken down as “My” referring to muscle and “algic” to pain.