I was recently passed my ten year "anniversary" with CFIDS, and I am realizing that I may finally have to shift my thinking. (Guess I'm a slow learner!!) All these years I have held out hope that I will someday get well, and I have spent them waiting to recover and return to some semblance of a life. Now I am thinking that this IS my life and I am trying to come to acceptance that this is okay. To make a life with what is happening now, rather than what I want it to be. I will never be my old self again. For one thing, I'm ten years older! I will never completely give up hope, but I feel I have to get some peace of mind about this. Can anyone offer some words of wisdom?