Dealing with ISOLATION
I have had CFS for 33 years and have learned to cope with a lot of my symptoms along the way. The hardest part is the BIG setbacks that put me back into bed for weeks or months at a time, and ISOLATE ME me in the process. This is something I am going through right now, due to a tooth abscess, that I didn't know I had for the past 3 months.
How to cope with the isolation--when you are too weak and exhausted to really connect with others?--is my biggest challenge. I enjoy my solitude and my time alone, but when that is ALL I have, I begin to sink into despair. It's rally painful and depressing.
Any thoughts on this? thanks.