Ooohh! I understand now! Sometimes when I get tired (and sometimes when I'm not even tired!) I don't think very clearly. And I was thinking...anemia, low rbc, haircut...hhhmm...! LOL! So sorry about that.
Yes, I do know what you mean about long hair and showering, and that's not to mention doing something with it after shower (drying, braids, bun, ponies, clips, barettes, etc.). I prefer to wear my hair long, really long (waist+), but I do have to keep it at a manageable length -- a little past shoulder -- because of my pain and fatigue. When I first got really, really sick, I had waist-long hair, but had to cut for first time in 7 years. Cut up to shoulder, but a few months later, cut to one inch all around. Even then, taking a shower was all I could do in a day. After shower, I didn't have enough energy to do anything else, and I would have to rest up the day after I took a shower. I'm a little better now, though, hair long once again, but still not waist long.
I've never heard of anemia or low rbc mentioned as a symptom of CFS. But I do hope you can get that figured out and treated properly. It WILL improve SOME of the fatigue, once it's treated successfully, but probably not all of it, if you DO have CFS. Could it be that you don't have CFS, I mean, do you trust your Dr's assessment on that? I only ask because you didnt' mention any other symptoms, or how long you've had the fatigue. And I don't mean to pry, just want to make sure you're getting a fair shake from your Dr
Great to hear such a positive attitude, and conviction to have a LIFE, despite problems. But wow, that 3 day walk is an impressive goal. I never thought about it before, but even though it's raising $$ for cancer, it can benefit people with many other illnesses. Well not financially, I just meant like you, where you're using it as part of your health/exercise program. A 3 day walk would be way beyond my abilities, so take a mile or so for all of us who can't? And keep us posted on your training!
Well, good to meet you, and sorry for the confusion before.
Take good care.