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Interview with Beckie Butcher, author of My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Title: My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Genre: Health/Wellness
Author: Beckie Butcher
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 52
Language: English
Format: Ebook

“As a former CFS sufferer and current healthcare practitioner, I feel Ms. Butcher provides an informative and interesting perspective on this disease and her road to recovery.”
Kyrie Kleinfelter,D.C.,
Upper Cervical Chiropractor.

“As a fellow sufferer of CFS, I was truly able to relate to Ms. Butchers’ experiences, thoughts and feelings. Her reference to the Word of God comforted my heart. Truly inspiring and honest.”
Darla Canney,
CFS Patient.

Ms. Butcher shares her intense and emotional journey of how the autoimmune disease chronic fatigue syndrome impacted her life from her first symptoms to the progress of her treatment and physical, spiritual and emotional recovery.

By sharing with others, she hopes to inspire others to seek help so they may lead better lives as well. She wants them to know there is hope.

How did you come up with the title of your book?

Every time I spoke of my disease, I would always say I am tired of fighting this battle, so I thought My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was appropriate.

What is your writing environment like?

Quiet. I wrote in my loft with soft music playing in the background.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers?

Something they carry with them every minute of every day-knowledge. Write about something you know about. The more knowledge you have about your subject matter, the more credible you will be.

What inspires you to write?

My inspiration for this book is a close friend who put it on my heart to share my story with others and tell how I deal with life with this serious and debilitating disease. This then inspired me to reach out to others who suffer and let them know there is hope for a better life.

Did you learn anything while writing this book?

Yes. I learned how hard it can be to tell your own story, because I had to relive the whole painful and scary experience. I also learned that it is important to do so, because you never know who you might help by reaching out. This happened to me right in my own community. I gave a few people hope without realizing it.

What is your favorite quality about yourself?

My compassion.


Ms. Butcher worked as a Lab Technician in various hospitals and laboratories. She is an avid cook when she feels up to it, and in 2005 she published a small cookbook. Ms. Butcher lives in her hometown of Elgin, Il.

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