Hi to everyone else in CFS La-La-Land. This is all new to me, after more than a dozen years away from business, computers, the Internet etc. Everything's changed dramatically. The world has passed me by! Does anyone else feel this way?
I've got CFS/Fybromyalgia and most other symptoms mentioned by other CFS members. It's been a long journey...isolation, suffering, loss of friends, etc. I feel like I've just returned from another planet...only to find that there are thousands of others' like me...out there!
It's very enlightening reading about other people's stories...and the great healing tips that are offered. I had managed to get so many of my symptoms under control (meaning I felt better) until about six months ago. But a major move a year ago – possibly some chemical allergies - and letting my dietary-guard down has (just recently) put me back to where I was about a decade back.
I know what it took to make me feel better. So, I'm just starting to apply these things again - and anything else I can learn here, and elsewhere - to get back to feeling more functional...better. I once read, (something like) "an extreme disease requires an extreme remedy." So, being an optimist...I'm more than ready for the "remedy." Whatever "that" is. And whatever it takes!
I'm trying to make this as short as possible. But the first time I ever overcame one (agonising) symptom (about 1999) for the first time I felt like I was in control of my body...instead of the other way around. That encouraged me to try other things...that worked. I'm trying to keep my focus on a positive outcome...sooner rather than later! Because, as anyone suffering with CFS knows...fear sets in. It's times like this that I have to use self-talk. And tell myself..."you can do it!" And then go watch a good 'belly-laugh' comedy. That always helps.
I'm looking forward to feedback from other CFS warriors. Or if you just want to say Hi. Thanks...NewSky