Re-cov-er-y (ri-kuhv-uh-ree): noun
– regaining something lost or taken away
The medical model of illness tends to define “recovery” in very black-and-white terms. It implies a cure, or an elimination of symptoms, in which patients return to their pre-disease (or “pre-morbid,” as it is referred to in the medical literature) state.
When it comes to a chronic illness like Fibromyalgia (FM) or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), the issue of recovery is much more complex.