A thread for being grateful for things :)


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    This is the opposite of the vent thread (because there must be balance in the universe 🙂 ) - this thread is for talking about the nice things that happen, or the things we might appreciate with ME/CFS that perhaps we wouldn't have appreciated as well before. From a different perspective, to being grateful for being able to do things once a week with effort that most people take for granted, or for a random act of kindness, that kind of thing 🙂

    I'll start off with saying I'm hugely grateful for technology. It's hard to imagine in this day and age how isolating this illness would have been to someone in the 1950s or 1960s, or 1850s or 1860s. The internet, in particular, 💻 but just things like reliable and fairly speedy mail services are wonderful. Mobile phones and being able to text rather than talk (I find talking very tiring, but texts I can do more slowly, both in terms of processing the information coming in, and responding) and that kind of thing 📱



  • Thank you for creating these threads @Daffy_Dave - great idea. I totally agree about the Internet and technology - I'm so grateful for all the opportunities for connection and support that it makes accessible to me, and many others with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

    Today my "positivity" share is the growing realisation that the new supplements I'm taking are making a much more significant difference to my functioning than I ever would have thought possible. I almost don't feel like the same person as I did a few weeks ago - it's wild. It's also bittersweet because there is still so much uncertainty and it's making my imposter syndrome real bad - but at the same time, it's validation and in some ways proof that I have real mitochondrial damage and that compensating for that might actually give my body a chance at healing. I'm in uncharted waters... But land is in sight 😌


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    @river That's sensational news River 😎 Fingers and toes crossed that they've got some more improvement to give to you yet 🙂



  • I think that's fantastic news @river. Any little thing that helps is a win. Keep us posted.



  • I am grateful for technology too...I was severe back in the 90s, when the internet was only in its infancy and forums like this were unimaginable. At least I was able to read books back then. Today, I'm totally reliant on streaming services and the internet to keep me occupied during the day since reading is not possible.

    And I'm grateful for meal delivery services...makes life so much easier!



  • @river Lovely news ... any improvement is fantastic ... very happy to hear it...🤓



  • @river said in A thread for being grateful for things 🙂:

    Thank you for creating these threads @Daffy_Dave - great idea. I totally agree about the Internet and technology - I'm so grateful for all the opportunities for connection and support that it makes accessible to me, and many others with chronic illnesses or disabilities.

    Today my "positivity" share is the growing realisation that the new supplements I'm taking are making a much more significant difference to my functioning than I ever would have thought possible. I almost don't feel like the same person as I did a few weeks ago - it's wild. It's also bittersweet because there is still so much uncertainty and it's making my imposter syndrome real bad - but at the same time, it's validation and in some ways proof that I have real mitochondrial damage and that compensating for that might actually give my body a chance at healing. I'm in uncharted waters... But land is in sight 😌

    Great news that you are noticing an improvement!👏 I am excited and hoping that you will continue to see improvements..... and eventually reach the land! ☺


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