Why I Lie About The Reality Of My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome



By Adele Paul in The Mighty.


When it comes to my chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), I have been known to tell a tall tale now and then, or simply omit the truth completely. The reasons for this may not be what think — I’m in no doubt of the existence of my illness nor am I unsure of the diagnosis. Nope, those things are as sure as sugar, and the lies are mostly simple things like answering “Fine” to a question about my health or making up alternate reasons for not being able to attend this or do that.

I certainly don’t mean any harm. I just think the lies are easier sometimes. Why, you ask? Well, a few reasons…

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