Although I didn’t love what I was reading about BCC, I understood the clear advantage of being ‘blessed’ by the medical profession as having a ‘real’ physical illness. The diagnosis of SEID/CFS can often be, for many of us, a thinly veiled recommendation that we needed to start working with a psychiatrist - that was my experience. This “it’s all in your head” pronouncement left me angry and mostly in denial for a long period of what was – with hindsight – completely wasted time and squandered energy.
After almost two years of fighting my SEID/CFS diagnosis, I finally accepted the reality of it. The whole package of the lack of medical answers, the cruelty of the highs and lows, and the understanding that I needed to solve the puzzle of my version of SEID/CFS. No one was going to do this for me. And none of this was easy to swallow. But once I accepted this truth, I was able to strategize and move forward toward healing. Where are you on the reality spectrum? How are you moving forward? Please COMMENT on this blog or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them with your permission. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net. And Guest Blogs are most welcome!
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Be Well Again,