I started this Chronic Fatigue journey in September. After 17 years of complete debilitation, suffering and lack of any zeal for life, I am awakening, enlivening, becoming whole. I’m nearly in tears to think where I’ve come from and now where I stand, yes, stand!
It was about a month ago that I began to see some real improvement in my CFS symptoms, I noticed I actually ‘wanted’ to do the dishes and attend to daily living matters. Prior to this, everything – every single tiny motion was a forced struggle. Simple things that normal people do, like brushing my hair or teeth, were a monumental task that required a pep-talk and dredging for inner motivation to accomplish. I’m now proud to admit that wearing underwear, brushing my hair and teeth, showering are just a daily part of living – no pep talk required!
I’m no energy whirlwind by any means. I still tire easily, I can’t stand for more than 10 minutes. But I’m coming from a place where I couldn’t stand on my feet at all. There are things about having chronic fatigue syndrome that I didn’t even know I was missing. Let me explain further. I didn’t realize that my capacity for any emotional depth, perception, experience was entirely lacking. All of a sudden, I can Feel! When this first started happening, I thought it was my hormones going crazy or something, but then I realized, it’s emotional energy that I’ve found. Amazing. Who would have ever thought that being happy or sad or pissed off was tied to physiology?
In this blog, I’ve often said that I’m filled with hope – now I’m filled with expectation. I feel like I’m among the living once again. I look forward to experiences, activities, adventures. Now I am certain I can recover and regain most of what has been out of reach for so many years. Thank you Chronic Fatigue Scientist and Researcher Guys!
For those of you looking to recover from this nastyass illness, these are the things that I did:
- Changed my diet: I have blogged about my diet here, and have excluded all sugar, white flour, processed foods. I’ve adopted a diet of mostly veggies, some chicken and beef. Me no likey seafood.
- Cleansing program: I did Colonix for 30 days, with no real visible results, although I’m sure it helped me.
- Nutritional Supplements: I attribute at least 60% of my improvement so far to two nutritional aids – NT Factor and D-Ribose. I’ve blogged about how these two supplements have been clinically proven to reduce chronic fatigue symptoms, by affecting mitochondria on the cellular level. I can wholeheartedly attest to that truth.
I’m not the most disciplined person on the earth. I still waver in my diet and eat crackers and pretzels and drink coffee – all naughties. I don’t take my supplements religiously or even as often as directed. While a 20 minute walk would be good for me on a daily basis, I usually save my energy for housecleaning (yes I’ve been cleaning my house!) or sexual delights with hubby. I still can’t report that I sleep any better either. It’s fair to say that my sleeping problems existed long before I was cfs weary.
And while I do engage in online marketing of various things (mostly toys), I’m not trying to sell you anything. So freaking often on the net, when you read some blog that sounds promising, you get to the bottom to find that they’re just hawking some product. I’m not – I’m bound and determined simply to get the word out that improvement, feeling better exists. Feel free to contact me.
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