The web already contains plenty of blogs about ME/CFIDS, some of which are, apparently, award winners. Most have already been in existence for years. Would mine just be white noise? Probably. Would I just be giving myself another assignment at a time when I should be reducing my responsibilities? Yes. But I decided to go through with it anyway, for a few reasons.
1. I've been obsessive about researching ME and its treatments, but the available information is scattered, confusing and, often conflicting. This is my attempt to organize and digest my own findings. Sure, I could keep a regular log, but the illusion that someone might actually read my Blog will, hopefully, keep me motivated.
2. I've been sending regular email updates to my family and friends without knowing whether, at times, it's too much information. I don't want my family and friends to feel like it's a homework assignment; like they have to read it. This way, they can check in with the blog when/if they want.
3. It will be cathartic.
4. I don't see any other ME blogs by 35 year old male attorneys from California. So I've got that demographic locked down! Kidding.
5. And finally, I'm trying to make lemonade out of a rotting pile of manure here. Most of my former hobbies, like surfing and jogging, involved levels of activity that are now impossible or, at least, unwise. So I need to replace those things with static activities, and sitting at a desk typing happens to be something I can still do. So here's to a new "adventure"!