I have just been diagnosed and don't know if I'm relieved or not.
It makes sense of a lot of things but I have no idea if and when I will feel better.
I am 31 and lead a busy professional and social life.
Some days I am fine and just get on with it, but today I've not moved from my bed. I lay here worrying about work and what they think and I try to explain to my boyfriend how I feel and its impossible.
The good days give me hope that it is just a one off, the bad days (today being one) make me worry that I will never get rid of it.
One of my biggest concerns is getting support.
Do people care?
Do they understand?
If I'm honest, CFS/ME was something that I heard about years ago and was sceptical only because a person close to me whom I looked up to called it ''yuppee flu''.
Well now I'm paying for my ignorance and sceptiscm. My relationship and lifestyle have both suffered.
Being a sceptic myself once, how will I ever believe that support is genuinely there?
Added: 6th July 2011