Saturday, March 27, 2010
Feel like Sisyphus? Well guess what, some people do recover!
I had my first meeting with a psychologist the other day. She has been appointed as part of my ‘care team’. I didn’t really get all that much out of it and I’m not sure that I will given the fact that psychologically I am doing pretty good. The interesting thing though was that she herself had suffered from CFS for 6 years and had recovered. I am mentioning this because it struck me that I had never spoken to anyone who had ever recovered. There is all this talk that some people do get better, but where are they??
All the people who blog etc are still unwell and some have been unwell for many many years. Being in touch with the chronically unwell made me forget that people do in fact get better. I guess the thing is that people who do recover no longer have a reason to blog and so they disappear from our view. The concept of recovery almost seemed like a myth to me but my new psychologist was living proof. Oddly enough, I instantly had my guard up and assumed either she had never had CFS severely or else she had been misdiagnosed. I quizzed her and it seems she was very ill, bed ridden for years, unable to even read. So there you go, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that we can recover … it really does happen for some people!!!!
Does anyone else know of people who have recovered? It would be cool to share some of that hope :)
P.S. Thats was Sisyphus, not Syphilis .... hahahaha