Road to recovery

Not to get too ahead of myself, but in the past few weeks I’ve noticed a slight change in my health. The main change is the lessened crash after lunch. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still tired, but lately it’s been just that – tired – and not the painful tired I’ve been experiencing the past 5 or so months. I’ve even been able to stay up past 9pm without going into a panic and wanting to cry.

My energy levels still aren’t high (so no marathons for me just yet), but at least the pain has eased. I’ve even managed to get through the weekend (just) without having naps. Usually I’d get to about 2pm on the weekends and need to go lie down. But, in the past weekend, I managed to get through without. I struggled from about 5pm onwards, but even then I was still able to function. 

I think it just goes to show that perseverance pays off. Whilst the advice from some was to simply slow down and listen to my body, I kept on fighting. Mostly out of fear of not being able to get up out of bed again, but I fought none-the-less. 

I’m not saying I’m cured, but even feeling this little bit better is a massive milestone. I’m still going to keep up my treatments and sourcing more information and options, but for now I think I’ve found something that works for me.

For now, I say a big thank-you to those who’ve helped me through the past few months whilst I’ve been at my worst. Especially my family, boyfriend and closest friends. Too often I read posts from fellow CFS sufferers who’ve lost the support of loved ones. I’ve been lucky in being surrounded by love, support and desire to understand me. So thank-you.


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