My Teenage Son Had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Mother's Tale of ME/CFS
My Teenage Son Had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Mother's Tale of ME/CFS by Darcy Shedden.
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'I feel tired Mum ... really tired. I have a headache and I feel sick to my stomach.'
These simple words were the beginning of our five years of hell.
This book has been written for you: parents, siblings, grandparents, friends and carers of loved-ones with the debilitating condition, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.
It sets out, in a very detailed and personal way, everything David and his mother endured during the years of his illness: endless tests, doctors, therapists, medications, alternative treatments; significant school issues, the loss of friends and social-standing and (the most soul-destroying aspect of all) the pervading disbelief that he was genuinely ill. It is a story of a mother's determination to do what was right for her son.