Hi Haili...nice to meet you. Another CFS warrior!
It seems 1991 was a defining year for some of us. Because that year things started going wrong with my health. But much worse was to come from about 1996 onwards. I can so relate to the 'housework-driving-shopping' problems. I'm in my 50's and I just feel like a roughly 15-year slice-of-my-life has been tossed to the winds.
I'm so pleased, though, that we live in these high-tech-times so that we can reach out to each other via the Internet etc. Goodbye loneliness - hello world!
I'm very interested in herbs and I grow some kitchen/medicinal varieties. Some of these have helped, greatly. I hope to make some postings as time goes by...and my energy levels increase, again.
I once saw a documentary about the Salem witch trials in Massachusetts - I think it happened in the 17th century. The narrator said that the women who were burnt at the stake grew their own herbs. To help their families and others with ailments. Their simple remedies were judged as magic and witchcraft.
This may be my attempt at 'CFS-humour'. But at least I don't have to worry about being literally 'carted away' for growing and using my herbs!
Good luck to you...and everyone else on the healing path!