And it was also true of my aunt that she had adjusted her memory of what it felt like to be healthy to accommodate her declining functionality. She would say that she ‘felt well’ even though we could observe this to be inaccurate.
As I gradually began to recover from ME/CFS, I would report to those who asked that I was feeling healthy again. Then a month would pass and I would have to say to the same person that I had been wrong. Now I was feeling even better and was healthy again. Honestly, this uptick in health went on for about six months. It wasn’t until I was fully well again that I remembered what it was truly like to feel strong and ‘healthy’.
By definition, for ME/CFS patients, the chronic nature of the disease adds to the possibility that we will remember an inaccurate perception of what it feels like to be fully healthy. How long have you been struggling with ME/CFS? Do you think your memory of how it feels to be fully healthy is accurate? 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,