This post was inspired by a 13 year old friend who has been ill with CFIDS for a couple of years now.
He told his mother the other day that his least favourite words to hear these days are:
1) “How do you feel from 1 to 10?’ and
2) ‘Life isn’t fair, is it..’
I told my daughter who laughed, agreed and added:
3) ‘Do you feel tired?’
4) ‘How are you feeling right now?’
Then she said vehemently that the comment she hates most of all is:
5) ‘You’ll feel better soon’
because she doesn’t.
I guess I’d be grumpy too if I felt like I’d had flu for 9 months or more!