Yes, I crashed and was worse than before each time. Did I learn from this? Not at first. After two of these devastatingly disappointing setbacks, I got the message. I needed to be as careful and as intentionally paced in the last stretch as I was in the first few when my body’s messages were clearer and easier to read. It took great restraint to succeed in making a full recovery. But I made it.
There is a prevalent message in the ME/CFS culture that patients have to learn to live with ME/CFS. According to the accepted mantra, no one fully recovers. This is SO not true. Yes, there are many different dis-eases mixed up in our cruel ME/CFS diagnosis. But many patients do fully recover - they just don’t talk about it. But that’s a topic for another blog. My point is that the last phase of recovery is so personally challenging. If it was easy, we’d all be fully well. It takes even more focused attention and ‘case-study-of-one’ perspective because the clues, symptoms and patterns are much more subtle.
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Be Well Again,