My Journey with ME/CFS began on June 12th 2011, at the age of 17. I had just returned from a three day school camping trip at Hume Lake and was ready to start my Sophomore year in high school.

Little did I know that I was about to experience one of the most significant changes in my life.

Approximately three days after returning from Hume Lake, I came down with a strange viral infection that never seemed to go away. I ended up pushing through Sophomore year constantly feeling run down and like I had the flu, but never really recieved any direct answers from doctors.

For about 2-3 years, I was not fine but it was manageable. I was able to do some activities, and it felt as if some part of my life had been regained.

It wasn’t until December 25th 2017, I started developing alarming new symptoms (Joint pain, brain fog, dizziness, confusion ect.) that I started realizing something was seriously wrong with my body.

I had over 80 different blood tests and saw 14 different doctors, as of 2018. Who were all at a loss to even put a name to the strange debilitating illness that I was suffering from.

After being let down by so many doctors, I decided to take matters into my own hands and do some research on my condition. I Googled all of my symptoms and came to the conclusion that I must have either Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia, or ME/CFS.

At last through this dark tunnel, I see the light at the end. I was diagnosed by a very great and helpful Dr. at the Center For Complex Disease, with ME/CFS. Though this journey still continues, and my future is not yet clear. The present is. Taking one day at a time, I will continue this climb, and so can you.

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