I Have Cfs AlsoI am 45 years old and I've had CFS for a number of years now. I'm a stay at home mom. I did try to work some years back but my neck swelled and hurt, my throat was always sore and the brain fog made me slow and not a competent worker.
I could never sleep when I needed to and wanted to sleep when I couldn't. Which is always true. Working 8 hours or 12 hours did not guantee that I'd sleep any time at all aftewards, or I'd need 20 hours sleep to catch up.
I love plants, animals and books. I play a lot of games on facebook and I'm in some wonderful, supportive CFS/FM groups in facebook.
I've been searching for a group related to CFS pen pals, or Chronic illness Pen pals or something like this but I haven't been able to find any.
Lately I've been reading self help books. They won't heal me but they help to keep my thoughts a bit brighter and lighter.
Since I'm home alot and don't get out I don't want to sit around thinking about the hurts of the past.
Right now I'm reading The Ultimate Happiness Presc
I've been checking out CDs and books from the library dealing with postive thoughts
and help to think happy.
Thank you :) --- Dec.2 2011 Having a tough time right now. Heavy, thick head. I can't nap or snooze during the day. I'm tired early in the evenings and waking up early. I know CFS involves somnia and fatigue and sleep is all over...Right now I'm hating this thing of not being able to snooze at all during the day and waking up early. Even if I stay up until 11pm ..and my eyes are falling shut, I'm waking up at 4 or 6am and hating it.
I hope this will pass soon. It is leaving me really messed up and tons of brain fog.