“I’m sorry,” the doctor said, “we can’t give you this. It’s a strong drug, and all you have is CFS.”
But I have cytomegalovirus, and Vistide is approved for cytomegalovirus.
“We know. And if you had something serious, like AIDS, or were on chemo from cancer, we would give it to you. But all you have is CFS.”
But you told my specialist you would administer it to me.
“Yes, but we hadn’t seen your files yet. We didn’t know you have CFS.”
All you have is CFS.
A part of me really wants to punch the guy. But then, how would he know CFS is a potentially fatal, multi-systemic disease that, like AIDS and cancer, damages the immune system? He didn't learn about it at medical school. If he went to the CDC website, it lists "professional counseling" as it's top treatment option. And why would he not believe the CDC?
Head. Table. Bang.