Some infectious disease experts, including Anthony Fauci, have speculated that long-term COVID-19 might be a form of what is called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. CFS is when the immune system overreacts even though the infection has passed. Among the long term symptoms beyond the COVID cough are:
debilitating fatigue, body aches, joint pain, difficulty sleeping, headaches, and brain fog,
coupled with health care that doesn't know how to adequately respond. Patients are left in the lurch!
That's what happened to us. Learn what we did. Allow our experience to assist your journey, ease your struggle, and create a healing environment with family, friends, and employers. Let the healing begin.
Narratives of Undiagnosability: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Life-Writing and the Indeterminacy of Illness Memoirs
("We're Not in Kansas Anymore" was one of three books Gaston chose for this report.)
"...there is thus a
longstanding and widespread conviction, among
patients as well as health-care professionals, that
memoirs and (auto)fictional works of illness have
potential as therapeutic, (psycho)educational or
practical health-care tools."