I have been reading on a CFIDS & Fibrmoyalgia support site some controversary over the words or terms people use to describe their recovery. The word “cured” has been causing some hot debate. We all know that widespread, there is no cure for CFIDS & Fibromyalgia. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t those who can’t be cured, or haven’t been cured.
Our bodies are all different and I believe that there are some people who have been able to bounce back and lead productive, normal lives. The reality of that happening for the majority of us is rare, but medical miracles do happen.
If someone has been cured, then they have had a complete recovery and remain symptom free forever. If someone is in remission, they will be symptom-free, or have fewer symptoms, for a period of time but then they will have another flare.
I guess my point with this is we should not be nitpicking at each other about this. Aren’t we sick enough and have enough other stuff to worry about? I know that society’s and the government’s responses to our illness has sensitized us tremendously, but we should not be turning on each other.
Whether someone has been cured of CFIDS/Fibromyalgia, or are just in remission – just be happy that they are at the moment well.