By Cherilyn Schutze in The Mighty.
Stuck in the middle of sick and well. That’s how I feel. Chronic illness is never easy, whether you are the person who’s sick, or the caretaker or family member of a person with a protracted illness.
Before I became ill, I was very busy multi-tasking, care-taking, mothering, wife-ing, and working. Then it all changed. My world completely stopped. I was diagnosed with a rare lung infection that led to many other illnesses, finally resulting in myalgic encephalomyelitis, otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). For the last three years, I have spent most of my days in my house, resting, chasing doctors and insurance companies, researching my diagnoses and…crashing.
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