As I began to understand that my medical practitioners, although most were well intentioned, had no clue what was wrong with me, I knew that it was going to be a hard road back to a healthy life. And for me, it wasn’t an option not to try. I could not accept this loss of my healthy life as a permanent chronic condition although that was the opinion I received over and over. OK, I readily admit that I’m an optimist at heart and stubborn as well.
As I began to treat myself like a case study of one, the healing started, slowly - literally, painfully slow. And it wasn’t until I was fully well that I began to find others who had also fully recovered. Unfortunately, ME/CFS is so stigmatized that even former patients don’t talk about it. So despite the pervasive message that patients don’t fully recover from ME/CFS, it’s not true. ME/CFS can be temporary. How do you handle moving forward from this feeling of loss? What are your strategies? Please COMMENT or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net.
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Be Well Again,