it will happen just maybe not in some of us older ones time.glen
At 59 (gasp, it can't be!), like glenp, I don't have hope that I will be well again. Yes, I believe there may be treatment sometime during my lifetime, but the cost at first will be prohibitive. Also, by that time I may finally feel like my real age, anyway. I have hope for younger people including my daughter who is ill, and I have hope for my granddaughter that this scourge will only be a brief mention in medical books because it will have been eradicated. That's my hope now; it's not deferred, and I'm not heartsick.
Daff, I am afraid of the same thing; I'd rather die from a quick heart attack, or stroke or aneurysm---anything but slowly rotting away in a nursing "home."i am sure i will get cancer and die in agony, alone, in a nursing home that smells like urine with a nurse ratchet, ruminating on what could have been and going insane.
I like the rest of that verse: "But a dream fulfilled is a tree of life."
There is so much wisdom in Proverbs.
Thoughts...the heart has many hopes, if we focus just on the ones not fulfilled at the moment the spiritual heart can become very sick. So I think it is important to always have some good things in our lives, some realistic hopes to focus on, things that can be realized in our lives. We need some yang for all the yin. Especially with CFS and all the unknowns and uncertainties, we need balanced lives now more than ever.
Among our hopes should be some that we know can be fulfilled.