At work, at the gym, at church, though mutual friends.Of course, that can still work for you, if you're able to stay involved in those kinds of things.It was not lost on me that this was the first time we were both single at the same time :-). He called to reschedule it (definitely not a date), then an email note from him that seemed flirty (definitely a date), then he was 45 minutes late (definitely not a date), then his arm leaned against mine as we looked at the photos (definitely a date), then he didn't call for a week (definitely not a date).
Sufferers may become homebound, may require live-in care or other assistance, and are known to have a high incidence of depression and other complications.
Research is ongoing to improve the condition of the millions of Americans who live with CFS.
It's been important for me to try to let go of the traditional idea of "dating." I was single when I got sick and since then I have married twice and been in a couple other serious relationships.
With both of my husbands we became friends before we began to be romantically involved. keeping an open heart (when I'm not terrified of rejection) and trying to be creative in working around my limitations.
It seemed a little flirty to me but nothing I could really put my finger on. Then he suggested he stop by (we lived about 45 minutes apart) to show me photos of his recent hiking trip with his son. It doesn't look like the romanticized ideal of a marriage because of my illnesses, but none of my friends' marriages look like the ideal either.
A chronic illness like fibromyalgia (FMS) or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) can be hard on your social life.If you're not, though, you might want to consider online dating.You're dating someone with fibromyalgia (FMS) or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)?Official estimates indicate that only about 20% of the population of CFS sufferers nationwide have been diagnosed.Information and Support for CFS Sufferers Centers for Disease Control: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Detailed information from the Centers for Disease Control that includes the latest information on diagnosis, symptoms, risk factors, prevalence, and other facts related to CFS.CFS can develop in patients at any age, though it is most common in the 40s and 50s, and affects women about four times more often than men.