Saturday, June 12, 2010
I don't normally watch the show but yesterday while channel surfing, I heard some information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (CFS/FMS). Being a sufferer myself, I decided to tune in. I can't tell you how happy it made me to see these conditions being validated. For years docs have said, "Your tests are normal, you are young, you look fine so it must be in your head." And out would come the referral to a shrink. My mom had her own professional opinion to offer: "You're tired, spelled L-A-Z-Y".
Every day for years I have pushed myself past my limits and felt guilty for not being able to do more. I'm constantly exposed to people who are older than I am but have way more energy. I don't want to disappoint friends so I push myself hard to keep up with them....only to end up loosing a couple days because I'm completely out of gas. People think I refuse offers of dinner or going out shopping etc. because I'm a snob but in reality I just don't have the energy. The whole thing becomes depressing because I'm a prisoner in my own body.
Here's to getting life back! You can find the questionnaire here.
Onto other things....my website is almost done and ready to be published over the next few days. In celebration I'm going to host a giveaway so be sure to check back for the details!