by Amberlin Wu
What is it like to have CFS? It’s like living in a cement cage that is smaller than you. It’s like having the flu, mono, jetlag, IBS, arthritis, a migraine, PMS and a concussion all at the same time, only infinitely worse. What’s the worst part of having CFS? Maybe it’s the blame put on the patient by our undereducated medical community. Perhaps, it’s the ignorance of people like the guy on Facebook who commented that CFS is just an excuse for obese, lazy Americans to waste away. For me, it’s the utter despair and fear that has found a permanent place in my mother’s eyes.
Whatever it is, if you or someone you love has CFS, please know that you don’t have to go through this alone. The Mountain View CFS Support Group’s heartbeat is solid and loud. For more information, please call 408.656.6826. To read more of my own experiences please visit my blog: www.bealightcfsawareness.blogspot.com.