Thursday, September 23, 2010

20 years

I know for a fact I am positive for an Human Gamma Retrovirus (HGRV). Looking back on my health history, I suspect I have carried this retrovirus for at least 30 years, possibly longer. But it was 20 years ago today when I got "really sick" and went down hard with what was eventually labeled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). I would invite you to read my reflections on the past 20 years at

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1 comment:

sarah said...

I am approaching my 19th sickversary. I came down with the flu on November 18, 1991 and I have never been the same since. Things have seemed to get better. I think a lot of it is that I have learned to live within my limitations for the most part. There have been lots of losses but i have gained an intimate relationship with the Lord and am able to memorize scripture even with cognitive problems. I consider that a miracle in itself. The Lord healed my marriage during these years and I was able to raise two healthy, happy, accomplished adults children who I love dearly. One of the hardest things to deal with has been loneliness. But God help to heal that loneliness and keeps me going every day and gives me that great hope of a future with him in heaven. Blessings to you, Sarah Clausen