Seven years ago today, I came down with a cold that was mild, except for debilitating exhaustion. The cold went away; the exhaustion never did. Several other symptoms showed up within the first month of my illness.
But today I feel more hopeful than I have on any May 9 of the past seven years. A treatment has lightened my weariness and brain fog. I'm taking action to ensure others are aware of ME/CFS. For example:
Stay tuned to see what else I accomplish in this new year of life with ME/CFS.
Darla Nagel is an editor and writing tutor who has an invisible chronic illness. She wants to help other patients and enlighten health care professionals about our experiences. If you’d like to be alerted whenever she writes a new post, sign up by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darla copyedits biomedical research while living with an invisible chronic illness.