Posted by amber | My Diary | Posted on February 1st, 2011
I guess one of the hardest things about CFS or any chronic illness for that matter is not giving up.
Never mind how many useless doctors and medicines, and homeopathic remedies and practitioners one has, or encounters, one has to believe that one person or tablet WILL make a difference.
After all if we dont have hope what do we have.
If we don’t believe that tomorrow will bring sunshine then we might as well give up now.
We need to surround ourselves with positive and understanding friends, colleagues and medical practitioners.
We need sympathetic and empathetic family and partners.
These last few days has reinforced that for me in a number of ways…
- I tried a few new medicines and I had no bad side effects. In fact they could be making a difference!
- I have a little more energy and though it might not last for long it is blissful.
- My partner, once again showed me why I need him, love him and cherish his support and positive outlook.
- I had a glorious, delicious glass of champagne, and feeling slightly off the next day was worth it.
- Every day I am touched and inspired by those I work with and being there for them is so easy to do.I went to a new doctor and he made me feel good and hopeful. Not unreasonably so. He sounded positive and he understood and related to what I had to say. He shed new light on CFS for me and he explained everything as if I was a lay person. More to follow…
So try just for a few moments to reflect on the little rays of light in an otherwise bleak horizon.