Wednesday, September 14, 2011

CFS: my reply to an email inquiry about suffering Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Hi Ms. Diamant,

A friend of mine saw your show at the Victoria Fringe and told me he learned you suffered
from chronic fatigue at some point. I suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was
wondering if you could tell me what worked for your recovery from it, if that's the case.


Hi there

I haven't recovered from CFS, I just have a different way of viewing it and I only use that label
because it seems to help people understand. Not sure how hopeful I can sound since I am
down sick today, but here goes...

First of all, I see it as a healing process. I am working my way through what I will term "personal
karmic shit." Second, I believe some people are filters for what I will term "global karmic shit"
and I am one of them. So it's a healing process for myself and others through me. I also don't
really see it going away since I have been at it since the early 90s. Letting go of "fixing it" has
actually helped me. I believe many illnesses are actually how people express a reaction to the
atrocities and injustices of the world. But that's just me. I am no longer interested in the
medical model.

All the best, Tasha

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