Which brings me to my little "rant" about medical titles and people's assumptions, however well intended...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is one of those lovely classifications doctors will use when they are stumped and don't know quite how to diagnose their patients... Like a guinea pig, we are tested and tested again for all known maladies from HIV to Mono to TB. The list is incredulous and as someone who is on MediCAL due to being unemployed for health reasons, etc., it amazes me how doctors will repeat the same tests even though they see it came up as negative just a few months earlier. Do they expect me to mysteriously go from negative to positive or are they just 'testing' and 'guessing' or 'practicing'? I would argue that they are doing just that... practicing medicine because they look at me and see a conundrum.
Crazy enough... when I went to see the internal medicine doctor this month re the CFS I was also (unrelated) battling the onset of pneumonia with a bad cough and since I happened to have had a cough before getting CFS in 2014 she honed in on that one detail -- a cough and labelled it as a chronic cough, which it most certainly is not. So here we are trying to get more answers and she writes it up as "chronic fatigue & chronic cough", gives me an inhaler that the pharmacist says is for emergencies only (hmmm... why do I need this inhaler?) and says on my disability forms that I should be all better and back to work in August (2+ months). Ha.
Pinterest... If you too ever feel down in the dumps, check out the number of great quotes and pics on Pinterest that can cheer you up and say just what you're thinking... Hugs! xx
A big shout-out to my friends/family who truly have come along side me without judgment. Your kindness and love means the world to me! <3