I have had CFS for 12 years but managed to keep my job and live a fairly decent live for 9 years, pacing and socializing very little. I had a very bad relapse 3 years ago. I could not walk and developed a strong pain in my large intestine which did not let me speak without pain. Now the pain is gone, I can speak and I can walk about 400 steps and increasing every week. I am working part time but plan to increase to 3/4 of full time in august. In the meantime, my girlfriend cheated on me and left me. I was going to marry her. I started feeling great so I started going out but that caused a relapse which has lasted 3 weeks so far. I was so excited and now I am worried that I will not improve as I was doing. I read other posts and it seems so unlikely that we can get better. But I was until three weeks ago when I went out and went way over my limit. I am so sad. I was starting to see friends I had not seen in three years. I was going to lectures, going out to dinner, and all that is gone now. Is this just a short relapse and I should be seeing the bigger picture of how I have improved in three years or am I stuck where i am now? I am scared.
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