This is a discussion of a woman, an ordinary woman who participates in the everyday and commonplace acts of life. As she re-views (reminiscences) about her present, past, and future. This collaboration of, and interdependence between the visual and the verbal, forms an autoethnography of a woman’s life and explores a still developing, still evolving selfhood.
I have suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), now called Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease by the the Institute of Medicine, since 1990. My daughter is also plagued with it and forced to be on temporary disability. Believe me she would much rather be at work than confined to her bed for days on end as I have been.
and to no avail....no cure....and yuppie flu, a senseless label remains. There have been far too many groundbreaking articles making this claim without any treatment whatsoever existing other than in the homeopathic realm: acupuncture, vitamin infusion, exercise and on ad infinitum yet no bloody cure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sufferers like my daughter and myself are sick to death of being dismissed with pejorative labels and not being given any credibility regarding the debilitating symptoms excused as mental/psychiatric issues. I heard this same crap twenty-five years ago when there was far less known about it and far less treatment available for it. And ironically NOTHING has changed.
Try functioning when you are struggling with total exhaustion after minor physical or mental exertion, cognitive impairment worsening upon standing, or a brain fog, sleeplessness, muscle and joint pain, rash, lymph inflammation, which only lying in bed for days or weeks upon end abates just barely.
Laura Hillenbrand author of Unbroken and Seabiscuit struggles with this disease as does Cher as do too many people!!
When will a cure be found....too long considered a type A Woman's Disease....there needs to be a cure.