International Chronic Fatigue Awareness Day


It is now thought that the condition which kept Florence Nightingale bedridden for the final 50 years of her life was Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Syndrome. In 1993, May 12 was chosen as the International CFS/FMS Awareness Day because it was Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Realitynibs is written mostly from a Chronic Fatigue perspective because in my case, those are the dominant symptoms. So on this occasion, the most important thing I would like you to know is that the hardest part with Chronic Fatigue is not the exertion – although that’s hard enough. The hardest part is the inability to recover from exertion.

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