CFS Patients, Then and Now....

Before CFS, and After....

Then: Long hair.
Now: Longing for hair.

Then: Health Food.
Now: I need all the preservatives I can get.

Then: Acid rock.
Now: Acid reflux.

Then: You loved the sensation of a roller coaster.
Now: You get the same sensation from a rocking chair.

Then: You loved picking up babies to hold.
Now: You don't remember where you left them.

Then: Your mind wandered far and wide in finding answers.
Now: Your mind still wanders, but sometimes it forgets to come back.

Then: Seeds and stems.
Now: Roughage.

Then: You popped into joints for a quick one.
Now: Popping joints and popping pills.

Then: Exercised regularly.
Now: You lie down until the thought goes away.

Then: Paar.
Now: AARP.

Then: Dreamed of accomplishing things.
Now: Dreaming is often ALL I accomplish.

Then: Knew all the answers.
Now: Can't remember the questions.

Then: Hoping for a BMW.
Now: Hoping for a BM.

Then: Getting out to a new, hip joint.
Now: Getting a new hip joint.

Then: Longed for the day when I got my head together.
Now: Now that it is, my body's fallen apart.

Then: Freedom of the Press.
Now: No-iron clothes.

Then: A thin person struggling to get out.
Now: Sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.

Then: See it all, do it all.
Now: Can't remember what I was about to do.

Then: Dance all night.
Now: Sleep for a week.

Then: Talk for hours on the phone.
Now: Attempt to talk on the remote control.

Then: Blow out all the birthday candles with one breath.
Now: Need to be reminded to breathe.

Then: Walk-in closets.
Now: You get lost in your closet.

Then: Cook a meal that takes hours to prepare.
Now: Takes you an hour to make minute rice.

Then: You wonder if you may need glasses someday.
Now: You put your glasses on your forehead, and then can't find them.

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