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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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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 »
A Reason To Celebrate! by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So far this semester, Jessica is holding up much better with her 2 afternoon classes. This is the exact point in the semester last semester (6 weeks into it) where she wen ... Read on »
ABC News Story on CFS by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Feeling Chronically Fatigued? Shared via AddThis 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 »
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 »
But You Don't Look Sick by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just read a very interesting perspective on a chronic disability. The idea is called The Spoon Theory - http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/navigation/BYDLS-TheSpoonT ... Read on »
Catching Up by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I’ve been out of touch with the blogging world lately, so I’m catching up. Last week was pretty good. This week wasn't quite as good, but it seems that the crashes are farth ... Read on »
CFS / CFIDS Stories by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When I took Matthew to our family doctor today (for bronchitis), the doctor told me of a 27 year old lady that he saw recently that now has Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV). He sa ... 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 »
Constant Change by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Not a good day. Jessica woke up saying " I dont feel real good - my fingers are swollen and hurt, my throat hurts, and I'm just tired..." She went back to sleep and slept ... Read on »
Crash! by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Maybe I should've kept quiet. I told Jessica today that it had been a little while since she'd had a crash. Jessica made it through her leadership class Thursday, workin ... Read on »
Dallas and The Doctor by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We had a doctor's appointment scheduled for Monday in Dallas, so we added a few days and made it a mini-vacation. We even managed a day at Six Flags. The day we left our ... 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 »
Flu and Swine Flu by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica's doctor gave us a prescription for Tamiflu - just in case it's needed. He told us that Jessica shouldn't get the flu shot, mentioning something about Th1's and Th2's. ... Read on »
Friday 2/6/09 by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica had a rough night last night. After going to bed with ibuprofen before 10:00, she woke us up at 11:30 saying her head was still " killing her!" I've emailed her do ... Read on »
Halfway There by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We're halfway through the week, and it's been a decent week so far. Not a really good week, like a couple of weeks ago, but ok. Jessica's been just a little tired, but o ... Read on »
Here We Are Again by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica seemed to have a pretty good time at the bonfire Friday night. It turned out that it was also a going away party for a boy at church, and it looked like there were qu ... Read on »
Holy Week by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After Jessica's not-so-good day on Monday, the rest of the week was pretty good. The kids and I had Friday off for Good Friday, which was nice. We ended up at the stables ... 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 »
Is Something Working? by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica and I were talking - about the fact that Mia has been doing better and seemed to be in better shape. Jessica said it was because she'd been riding her more lately. ... Read on »