Hi Stormyskye,

Interesting question... any particular reason for you to be interested in this 'cohort'?


Quote Originally Posted by Stormyskye View Post
Can you trace your illness back to about 1980? I'd like to know how many people here can trace the start of their illness back roughly 30 years. Even if you weren't diagnosed until more recent than that.

I fell ill on 1.1.1979, between 14.00 and 15.00 hours, while cycling with my common law wife in the Dutch polders, while it was freezing very hard and had snowed a lot.

I decided to cycle home as fast as I could since I was collapsing and couldn't afford to do so while it was so very cold. I can still recall the - for me - browngrey sky, that seemed to collapse.

My wife fell ill 9 days later: EBV. We separated 6 years later, and had then been both ill then for 6 years, with all the symptoms found later in the CDC-definition, though it differed some for her and me.