Thursday, January 22, 2009

I choose Hope!

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible" - Christopher Reeves

I have decided to choose hope!

I know it's a bit late to make a New Year's resolution, but better late, than never, right?

It's easy to get into a downward spiral when you're sick. Especially when it's a chronic illness. In the case of CFS, you don't know why you're ill, you don't know if you'll ever get better, you don't know what's happening inside your body or how you'll feel tomorrow. In fact, the only thing that we can safely say we know abt CFS is that we don't know much!

In such circumstances, no one can really blame you if you feel sorry for yourself, or complain about your lot in life. Sure, no one can blame you, but is that rly who you want to become - "the girl/woman/guy who's sick, and makes sure everyone knows it"?

It's not who I want to be. I want to enjoy what I still can, instead of thinking about all that I can't do. I want to be thankful for everything I have (an adoring husband, a loving family, supportive friends and, of course, my doggie Lola), not cry about what I have lost.

I have always lived my life to the fullest. I have always been (in my opinion at least) fun, funny and fabulous. And fatigue is not going to take that away from me!

So, everybody, together now, lets say it. Loud n clear: "We may be fatigued, but we'll be fabulous forever!"


  1. I choose Dope (just my guy moved away so need a new source).

  2. Hi -

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment! I think you've made a great start on your own blog here, and I'll definitely be back. You and I seem to have similar outlooks on CFS. I, too, am a strong believer in hope, and I love that you started out with a quote from Christopher Reeves. I'm not usually one for reading celebrity memoirs, but his blew me away! And we think WE have it tough with CFS? He was an amazing person.

    Have you ever read "The Anatomy of Hope" by Dr. Jerome Groopman? Here's my blog about it:

    A great book! I also wrote a review of it on my book blog:

    I think you'll find a wonderful and supportive community here in the CFS blog world. Welcome!


  3. Whoops - I see my links got cut off on my comment. If you want to read about the book, just go to my CFS blog, and click on the category Books - it will be one of the entries that comes up.

    On the book blog,, click on the label Nonfiction.


  4. Thanks so much Sue. I will check it out!

    I also look fwd to following your blog.

    Cheers :)