The idea of vacation stayed with me enough to eventually look up the entomology of the word. It’s from the Latin verb vacare – meaning to be free. So when we take vacations we a free from the normal routine. This would usually translate as relaxation, rest and for some a bit of adventure.
For those who are struggling with ME/CFS, and who are carefully pacing themselves, meticulously adhering to sleep, avoiding normative activities which would push them into relapse, etc, etc, a vacation would be a one week gift of living completely healthy. They would joyfully do all the ‘mundane’ tasks that others seek relief from. To be free from this cruel disease just for a week would be a vacation by their definition.
Although that seems impossible, there are things that someone (or several someone’s) could do for a struggling patient – just for one week – that would make it a close approximation of a vacation. What are your ideas? What have you done for a struggling patient? 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,