I would be sterling rich if I’d earned £1GB every time, over twenty years, I’d heard someone with ME/CFS say,
“Yes, but I haven’t got the time to make all those lifestyle changes, I’m too busy…!”
Unlike acute illness with a shelf life of a few weeks like flu, a cold or some virus doing the rounds; chronic disease can insidiously become the ‘norm’, potentially complex, needs specific attention and a lot of effort on your part.
If you are ‘plodding on just managing best way you can in the same old way’ the chances are the quality of your life will not change for the better any time soon.
If your thinking is that you are going to address it when for example; the kids get a bit older, my partner gets promotion and I can give up working, my son gets his qualifications or they find a cure then a list of endless plausible excuses will justify your avoidance for possibly years.
If you are relying on life becoming easier then life is controlling you as opposed to you being in control of your life; it is unlikely that the right time will ever come in relation to addressing your or a dependant’s chronic disease.
Let’s face it living with ME/CFS is at best challenging and at worst soul-destroying. You don’t want it and you don’t want to talk about it; nobody really understands.
If you are ready to make the necessary lifestyle changes to potentially improve the quality of your life; your chronic disease needs to become your priority. Make the choice of whether you want to live or merely survive; your choice will make all the difference to your future health and well-being.
Holly E. said:
In your experience, what are the most beneficial alternative therapies for CFS?? x
Good Morning Holly!
There are quite a few alternative therapies that I have found useful; the fundamental starting point applied therapy for me was The Perrin Technique comprising Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Cranio-Sacral treatment and appropriate spinal manipulation. I still apply manual lymphatic drainage daily. More information on The Perrin Technique available here: http://www.theperrinclinic.com/
It might be useful if I post something about my experience of this particular treatment, would it be something that you may find useful Holly?
Understandably my approach dovetailed appropriately and over time making ‘timely’ changes to help cleanse, heal, nourish and endeavour to maintain overall balance. For example; digestive health, nutrition, hydration, spiritual health, supplements, changing thinking patterns and exercise. This list is not necessarily exhaustive.
It’s Friday weekend just around the corner; Saturday is my Sabbath day of rest Oh Yay!
Regards Cass x