In 1996, I got mononucleosis. Unfortunately it was a strain that left me a little tired, but far from debilitated. I continued with life as before, ignoring my doctor’s advice to take it easy. As the months wore on, I was slowly getting worse.
Two years later, I was left in a debilitated condition. Very tired, lots of brain fog, but no body aches. I could no longer work. I was a dangerous driver, so I parked my car for six months. But my blood tests said the mono virus was no longer there.
Two years after that, I found I was stronger in the afternoon and evenings, so I found some work to suit these times. But it was low paying.
Ten years later, I think I mostly recovered from my CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME. I could put four hours driving and not pay for it the next day. Even these days of better health I guard my energy; I will not take on a management occupation.
I used to be a fairly high energy person, having very full days of activities, work, and volunteering. I know how these undiagnosed illnesses can affect people.