During my ME/CFS days, I would be in conversation and the entire topic and my thoughts would slip away into an awkward silence. Trying to pay bills or add up simple numbers was painstaking. But most of all, I would loose track of entire days or weeks. I couldn’t recall the simplest timelines. And I struggled to get any sense of progress until I made the commitment to write it down.
Ok, I admit to having a mantra about keeping a Daily Record. And it stems from the realization that it was my daily record that over time gave me the clues to My Version of ME/CFS. I encourage everyone who is struggling with this cruel disease to faithfully keep a record of sleep, activities, rest periods, food and medications during the course of each day and night. It takes about five minutes a day to write it down in a simple, easy-to-scan format.
What kind of record do you keep? What information has proven invaluable? 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,