Okay, I must admit, I have been reluctant to make this blog post, primarily because I do not want my fellow TCK’s to think that they are guaranteed to experience what I went through. It is important to remember that we all deal with life issues differently, even as TCKs.

It was while I was at Bible College many years ago that I learned I was a TCK. Someone came and did a lecture on TCKs and it was like someone had a book open on my life and was reading from it. It was an experience that transformed me. Here was someone who understood me and how I felt. Sadly it was soon after this experience that I came down with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I do not know  what brought it on… perhaps it was a health issue I would have had anyway, perhaps it was what was going on in my head, perhaps it was the emotions that were released within me. All I know is that for the next 6 months it controlled my life. I was exhausted! Just walking up the stairs left me sleeping for the rest of the day! It wasn’t until a friend invited me to Switzerland that I gradually got better. In fact, it was a process that I was unaware of. I was better and I could not remember when the change occurred!

Since those days from time to time I will have short bouts of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but very rarely and not for very long or as severe as that time. If you suffer/ed from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome i would love to hear from you about your experiences. Perhaps we can gain an insight into the Syndrome and whether it is something that few or many TCKs have had to deal with.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I feel you, Bejamin (esp on the last line). I didn’t ask to be born, I esp didn’t ask to be born with epiliepsy. I never had CFS, only all the side effects that came from taking multiple medications to control seizures (which I’ve heard is equivalent to cancer drugs. If its not losing my hair, its not knowing what time or place I am in… It sucks. I do feel depressed and alone despite medication, meditation, and looking at the bright side (whatever I believed) I often put on a happy face, cuz that’s what ppl want to see. But what is life? What’s my life got to do with anything here and now. ’til death do we part, eh?’