Since starting my blog, I’ve had my fair share of emails and comments from people who really just don’t believe that it’s possible to recover from CFS (click here for more on those pesky labels, if you’re interested!).
I’m in the very, very final stages of my book (yipee!), but I have to admit that I’ve been procrastinating over the last few weeks. Why? Because I suddenly realised a few weeks ago that if my story became public, people might criticise me quite a lot. I also became acutely aware of the fact that I’m sure my book won’t please everyone- some people want more juicy details, some people might want more of a ‘how-to’ guide, but what I’ve written feels right for the moment (I don’t want to rule out the possibility of other books!)
The truth is, there is no right or wrong way of doing things, there is only your way. How could it be otherwise?
I wanted to share with you an excerpt from the very beginning of my book, to wet your appetite and to discuss whether it is really possible to recover from CFS:
Can you really recover from CFS?
I have to really put my neck on the line here and say ‘yes’- it is possible to fully recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I know that some of you might disagree with me, and I understand your point of view. I have read and spoken to countless others who went through exactly the same thing as me, and you’d be absolutely amazed at what they’re managing to achieve in life. Like me, they have more energy now than they’ve ever had before in their lives. They’re not going to tell you that it was an easy road, but they are embracing life like never before.
If you’d asked me when I was right in the thick of it all if I thought there was a way out, I would’ve definitely said ‘no’- how can you even begin to imagine that symptoms that are so persistent, difficult and misunderstood aren’t going to follow you around for the rest of your life? A lot of people believe that because there’s no cure for CFS/M.E. (yet), you shouldn’t tell people that you’re recovered or healed, but I feel it with every part of my body that my illness is not coming back. Every illness and experience is deeply personal, but if anything about the introduction to my book has sparked something in you, I encourage you to keep on reading and take it all in with an open mind and heart. You might just uncover something unexpected.
What do you think my darling? So you think it’s possible to heal from M.E./CFS or do you think people just find a way to be well? Let me know below!
Love, Katie xxx