"As a former CFS sufferer and current healthcare practitioner, I feel Ms. Butcher provides an informative and interesting perspective on this disease and her road to recovery."
Upper Cervical Chiropractor. "As a fellow sufferer of CFS, I was truly able to relate to Ms. Butchers' experiences, thoughts and feelings. Her reference to the Word of God comforted my heart. Truly inspiring and honest."
Ms. Butcher shares her intense and emotional journey of how the autoimmune disease chronic fatigue syndrome impacted her life from her first symptoms to the progress of her treatment and physical, spiritual and emotional recovery.
By sharing with others, she hopes to inspire others to seek help so they may lead better lives as well. She wants them to know there is hope.
"........... It was all I could do just to get up in the morning.Every joint and muscle in my body ached. I remember walking down to the kitchen one afternoon having no idea whatsoever who I was or where I was. After almost twenty years of living alone, I was afraid to live alone. Eventually, I couldn't get out of bed except to eat and use the washroom. That alone took all the strength I had. I couldn't hold a simple conversation........in 2007,at the age of 43, I thought I was going to die."
Ms. Butcher worked as a Lab Technician in various hospitals and laboratories. She is an avid cook when she feels up to it, and in 2005 she published a small cookbook. Ms. Butcher lives in her hometown of Elgin, Il.