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I am new to the forum. I was first diagnosed with CFS in 1998 when I was 13. I have had moderate symptoms since then, but how I felt became normal and I have often pushed through the fatigue - until now.
I'm now 31 and have been absolutely flattened by CFS. I'm mum to two little ones (almost 4 and 16 months) and trying to balance out severe CFS with parenting. My husband is starting a new job and we have some family support but I'm after any tips from anyone that has parented toddlers while having CFS.
So far, I'm imagining playdough, stories, some TV. I live in Australia (but am originally from the UK), so summer is coming up here and I thought we could have time in the garden where the kids can run around but I'm not having to be too active. On good days, I'll take them to the park.
My daughter is teething, so sleep at night is hit and miss. My husband has been doing the night shift and I've been sleeping but that's going to change next week. I'm feeling a bit desperate!
I think I'm a bit in denial about how sick I actually am too. I feel so cheated and the timing is horrendous when my children are still of an age where they need me so much.
Thanks in advance
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