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As people begin to recover from CFS, and as they begin to have more energy, there seems to be an almost universal reaction. They look back over their lives of the past however many months, or years, and recall everything they wanted to do but did not have the stamina for. Now, with the first glimmer of renewed energy, rather than guard, protect, and nurture it, they almost invariably shoot out the door and try to make up for everything they “missed” while they were ill – and they blow it. All we can say is, please don’t. Be careful. You can ruin weeks of effort. This is a time to practice balance in what you do. Have a bit of faith in yourself and trust in your body’s ability to heal; the best is yet to come.
(Source: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Hidden Epidemic, by Jesse E. Stoff, M.D., and Charles R. Pellegrino, Ph.D.)