From the Solve ME/CFS Initiative.
I was in such a happy place when ME/CFS struck. I was a stay-at-home Mom and military wife doing what I loved: being with my girls, reading, cooking and exercising. In 2007, I became what I call “systemically ill.” A month later, my doctor diagnosed me with a UTI and treated me with antibiotics. It took a few months for most symptoms to improve, but my energy never quite got back to normal.
Then, in 2008, I was struck again by a cascade of neurological symptoms and debilitating fatigue. A few months later, as I was putting groceries away, I realized that everything I had purchased were things my then 5 and 7 year old children could make for themselves. Because I could no longer cook. It was at that moment that I realized that my life had irrevocably changed.
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