You need to read this, especially if you were 50 or older when you got sick with CFS/ME. And if you were a little bit younger, read it too; because if you are like me, you are not sure exactly how old you were before Chronic Fatigue Syndrome hit. You just knew, that your illness had gotten unbearable.
However, there was a defining traumatic event in my life which I would rather keep private, that could have triggered a depressive episode (what it was is not necessary to know - we all have events that are different): there was the Fibromyalgia I had for years, the constant stress from a job that affected the entire family, serious viruses caught because my immune system was unable to resist them, the fight to get healthy again: and then, there was more stress from dealing with family illness and subsequent deaths, and another serious illness and menopause. Maybe these things contributed to the onset of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Finally, f I had not been sick for so long, I might not be writing this blog today. I have learned to live one day at a time and to be happy in that.
May God bless you all,