Friday, 1 February 2008

9 months on ....

It's been a while - over 9 months in fact - since I last posted. There are a number of reasons why I stopped sharing my views on CFS, although the most important was that I personally was growing tired of whinging about my difficulties. I didn't (and don't) want to be perceived as someone who thinks the world is against him.

When I started blogging my intention was to share my experiences, both positive and negative and I think I did this quite well. However, after a while I felt like my posts were becoming repetitive: I could only share the same stories, the same problems, the same solutions and the same experiences. So, I just stopped writing.

So where am I nine months on ....

Well a lot has happened in that time and I have achieved a lot too. I have completed and defended my Ph.D. I succeeded in persuading my beautiful lady wife to marry me, and I have a baby on the way. I have also moved permanently to Germany. So, with all these things happening is CFS no longer a problem and just a bad memory? Well, in a word, NO. From the outside it may seem that I am completely healthy and living a full and active life. However, the truth is that a lot of effort goes in to managing my symptoms and making life liveable. I have learned that avoiding wheat, dairy and sugar helps. I have also learned to find my limits, manage my work load and my sleeping patterns. Despite all this, I still get my bad days where I struggle to get out of bed and do anything productive. Mornings are usually pretty difficult. However, I am very confident that I will continue to improve and one day I will rid myself of CFS completely.

In the mean time however, there are a few topics that I would like to discuss and a few things that I have learned that I would like to share. So until I run out of words again I have decided to return to blogging - hurray!!!

1 comment:

thingswelose said...

Thanks for sharing so openly. It is okay to express what you really feel. We all really need that.