I came up with another barometer in assessing your progress with CFS. It assumes that there is negative correlation between the number of blogs you post and how you are generally feeling/progressing. For example, the higher # of blogs you post, the worse you feel over a given period of time. This assumption follows the belief that the more you are crashing, the more you are thinking about CFS and the more you are blogging about CFS. The opposite relationship should hold true as well. The less you are crashing, the less you are thinking about CFS and the less you are blogging about CFS.
The obvious problem with this metric is that you have likely gotten tired of blogging over time regardless of how you are feeling. Therefore, the blogs naturally have become more infrequent with the passage of time. This measure ignores that issue and should only be referred to for general trends. Furthermore, it is not a linear relationship, i.e., ½ the amount of blogs does not mean that you are feeling 2X as good as baseline.
Below are the # of blogs per year (please note I have not broken down monthly yet and 2011 and 2015 I have excluded because they are stub years):
2012 139 blogs
2013 75 blogs
2014 43 blogs
Two other contributing factors to above. 1) It was a slow day at work 2) I was inspired by reading some of your blog today. If one thing is clear, you want hard numbers and facts to back up CFS diagnosis, treatments and progress.
Without knowing anything about CFS, this is the best I could come up with. The good news is my analysis reveals that you are indeed feeling better.
It also reminds me how lucky I am to have family members who generally "get it" and don't think ME/CFS is a joke. So many patients don't have that.
I'm anxiously awaiting the promised monthly breakdowns!