"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!"