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Laura (Us)

California
On January 6th 2008, my teenage daughter, Jessica, became ill with what that week was diagnosed as mono, but still sick 5 months later, she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Her symptoms have included: sore throats, headaches, extreme fatigue, lack of focus, short-term memory... Full Bio
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Photo Card by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Family Snowfall HolidayShop hundreds of holiday photo cards at Shutterfly.View the entire collection of cards. Read on »
An Update by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica is going to college! She started her first year of college this fall, and she's loving it! And seems to be doing well. (Would she tell me if she wasn’t?) She's going ... Read on »
A Job? by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica just got hired for her very first "real" job - a waitressing job. She originally went because she heard that the restaurant was in need of a hostess. Though that pos ... Read on »
The Golden Girls - Dorothy's lecture to Dr. Budd about CFS by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Here is one moment from a Golden Girls show that deals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). You can watch the whole show in parts on YouTube - "The Golden Girls - Sick an ... Read on »
Spring Break by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Spring break was last week, and Jessica had a really good spring break - almost like a "normal" teenager! ... At least until the end of the week. Spring Break consisted ... Read on »
The Happiness Award by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm happy and honored to report that I was awarded The Happiness Award. My friend, Sue Jackson, of Learning to Live With CFS passed this award on to me a couple of da ... Read on »
Spoke Too Soon by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica spent the day in bed yesterday not feeling well. That's what I get for bragging about how well she was doing! Jessica did so well this weekend. The youth retrea ... Read on »
Results of A Busy Busy Week by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica held up very well through her busy busy week. It was such a busy week and active week. Weekend before last was the youth retreat; then last Thursday and Friday nig ... Read on »
An Average Week with a Busy One on the Horizon by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica had one day last week that she had a bad headache and stayed home for half the day. Sunday night of this week she woke me up in the middle of the night with leg pa ... Read on »
Still Shaky by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica wasn't feeling well yesterday, and stayed in bed all day until dinner. She was tired, but also she was stopped up and sneezing, so she thinks it's a "normal" sickne ... Read on »
The Balancing Act by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica is a fun-loving friend-to-all person. Beautiful inside and out, and wanting to be there for her friends. She has many friends, which leads to many opportunities fo ... Read on »
Results of the Weekend by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On my last post, I said I guess we'll find out if the long evening of ice skating was a good decision... Monday morning of this week, we could not get Jessica out of bed. ... Read on »
Skating Through This by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We had a normal Saturday today. We all straightened up the house a little before my parents came over. Jessica stayed home and worked on a school project while Steve and M ... Read on »
School Started Back by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome School started back today. Jessica is going to school full time with 3 AP classes. She's taking AP English, AP World History, AP Environmental Science, and Orientation to ... Read on »
Doctor by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We came home to mail in the mailbox from Jessica's doctor's office. When there's unexpected mail from them, it's not always good news. The last time we got unexpected mail, ... Read on »
Recap by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Since I'm so far behind in blogging, I'll try to do a recap. Doctor's Visit We had a telephone appointment with her doctor on November 5th, and went over her labwork fro ... Read on »
Monday 2/2/09 by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It was a pretty good day, for a Monday. Jessica went to both classes, studied for a test, and helped Matthew with a poster project (she's creative!). Jessica's held up pre ... Read on »
The Weekend by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It was a decent weekend. We went to the horse show on Saturday, and sat watching the gracefulness of the Lippizzaner Stallions. And then went out to dinner. On Sunday, Jes ... Read on »
CFS in the News by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome There have been several news releases out since the first week of October - that the Whittemore-Peterson Institute discovered a retroviral infection XMRV that is greater tha ... Read on »
Homecoming Dance by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last night was the Homecoming Dance at the high school. Before the dance, Jessica and I had a mother/daughter day getting pampered - We both got pedicures, got her eyebrows d ... Read on »