Dear Ms. Kilcoyne, In the midst of the severe brain fog that has enveloped me the past eleven months or so, I hardly know where to begin. At the very least, I want to thank you most sincerely for writing your book, “Defeat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.”
As this was not the first or fourth bout of CFS that bombed my life out of the water over the past ten years, I had researched and read almost everything out there. But not until I read your book three weeks ago, was I finally able to say, “This author gets it!”
The very fact that you got yourself well was greatly encouraging. In the past, I belonged to a couple of online support groups and no one was encouraging. It was challenging to continue as a one-person cheerleading squad. My physician has read your book too. He agreed—it is THE book for patients.
With thankful good wishes, L.G.
Dear Martha, I just received your book delivered this morning from Amazon and once I began reading I could not put it down. I just finished it and headed to the computer to check out your webpage and your contact information.....
Thank you for writing this wonderful book. It put tears in my eyes several times; tears of sadness when I think of the bad times, tears of acknowledgement that you have lived through this same trauma, tears of hope, and tears of love from the final page of the book. ( I am also a "sick mom")
Once again, thank you for writing this book and trying to help others with this "cruel disease".
Kind Regards, S.S.
I'm sure you get a ton of emails to say "this is my story too." But behind each one of those quotes is a real person. While reading your book I felt as though I was reading a real person's perspective (a first I might add). I have had CFS for 1.5 years now - sudden onset like yourself. I am on a gradual (very, very gradual) incline back to health with no major setbacks. I have about 40% of my life back, but am getting anxious and impatient.
Thank you for writing this book. Your advice to not push too hard and really listen to your body has been extremely helpful. I have given up on doing it all and learned to become a patient. Sometimes it is hard with a 3-year-old, but we're working it out - just like you did. So, yes, "this is my story too" and you have given me hope that I can find my way out of this darkness.
Thank you. L.D.
Hi Martha, I have just read your book and felt I had to send you a message. I really enjoyed it and just wish it had been available when I first became sick 8 years ago. I am now firmly in the "almost there" stage but it has been a long battle to get this far. I am a member of a ME / CFS support group and will recommend your book to other members. It is full of such good sensible advice and of course it is always wonderful to hear of someone who has managed to recover from this dreadful illness. Many thanks!! You are an inspiration and I hope that your book means that many more people will join the "fully recovered" stage.
Kind regards, C.B.
Martha, I read your book this weekend and I am so inspired by you. You have a wonderful communicative style – your book is very informative and practical. I have CFS – and am so frustrated. I have been fighting it for five years since a bout with mono in December 2001. I had the Epstein Barr Positive test in April 2002. I have been exhausted ever since.
Thank you for writing your book – I found it to be very helpful and it addressed a lot of issues for me. Warm regards, B.R.
Dear Martha, I received your book today (ordered via Amazon) and completely devoured it in one sitting. To be honest, I am crying great wracking sobs because yours is the first book I've read that gives me hope of getting better. I have been depressed for months but now I'm anxious to start my journal to chart my progression towards wellness again.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing your book! My new mantra is "I WILL get better, slowly but surely." Best regards, C.C.