I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just a Little Unwell
One day in January 1998, Leigh Hatcher lay down for a ten minute afternoon nap - and woke two hours later feeling as if he'd been run over by a truck. Without warming he'd plunged into a health crisis that...
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One day in January 1998, Leigh Hatcher lay down for a ten minute afternoon nap - and woke two hours later feeling as if he'd been run over by a truck. Without warming he'd plunged into a health crisis that was as devastating as it was mysterious.
One of Australia's best-known television journalists vanished overnight from people's TV screens. He fell into a wilderness of pain, exhaustion and confusion that defied medical diagnosis. Finally, after a year, the verdict came in: chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS. An illness that many said didn't really exist at all.
In this passionate account, Leigh Hatcher describes the acute physical suffering and huge personal losses of his battle with chronic fatigue. He speaks frankly about the hurt and betrayal he felt when people questioned whether the illness was 'all in his mind'. He reveals the reserves of personal strength and faith that guided his way through the wilderness and taught him invaluable new lessons about life. And he details the thrilling discovery that unlocked his health once again.
Leigh's story will bring comfort to all those suffering with CFS, and will show others how to accept, love and support anyone who is wrestling with this 'multi-headed beast.'