WOW, as exhausted as I am right now, I couldn’t quit reading your post. You definitely have a gift for writing, & I was a high school English teacher before I came down with a severe case of CIDP almost 7 years ago at age 48. I did not make the “great recovery”, many of us do not. I can walk with AFOs & take a cane when I go out, but fatigue continues to be my worst residual. Of course I miss playing tennis, running, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, etc., but needing 10-12 hours of sleep a day is still the hardest residual to have to try to explain to my family.
I am not rich, but financially secure, & if I weren’t happily married for almost 35 years, I would take you up on your offer, LOL! My retired husband can watch TV until 1:00 in the morning, get up around 8:00 & not need a nap; I would love to live with someone who needed a nap every afternoon. Keep plugging along as you have been, what choice do we have?