It drove me to not talk about it. I had come to flinch at ‘the looks’ whether they were disinterest, confusion or pity. Unfortunately, I began to only see those people and under value the people closest to me who cared and who understood. I would sometimes hide my true situation from them as well.
It’s hard to stay the course with ME/CFS and work your way back to health by watching your patterns and conserving your energy. You need a few people to be there with you. Not a crowd – just a few. When I finally revealed my true situation to a few close friends, the response was supportive and unburdening for me. I realized how hard it had been to wear the mask of ‘I’m doing ok’.
Take a risk with a trusted friend and let them know how you are truly doing. Or reach out to someone who already knows and check in. For a selective few, their support and caring can make a huge difference. Do you have support from a few friends or family? How do you let them know how important they are as you find your path back to health? 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,