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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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It's Been a While Since We've Had a Day Like This by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica woke up to her alarm enough this morning to text me from bed to say: "I'm not feeling good :( my throat hurts; I'm really tired and I have a headache... I think I'm ... Read on »
Last Day of Spring Break by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica was a little tired this morning, but she said, with it being the last day of spring break, she should be able to do what she wanted - which, of course, was going to se ... Read on »
Last Week of April by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome While Matthew didn't get off the couch all week (Monday through Friday) except to go to the bathroom, due to strep throat, Jessica did ok and made it to school all week. ... 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 »
Monday 2/23/09 by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Today's my birthday. We'd already had our celebrations; though tonight we had birthday cake and just hung out together - no tv, just us, which was nice. Both of the kids h ... Read on »
Mono Again? by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Matthew's been home sick for the past 2 days, with a sore throat, coughing, and just not feeling good. But he hasn't had any fever, so I haven't taken him to the doctor. I f ... Read on »
Mono or Not, It's Something by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica got to school Thursday by 9:30 and made it through the day, and made it through a full day today (Friday). She didn't finish all of her homework (Creative Writing 2nd ... Read on »
Mono Update by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So far Jessica hasn't missed any more school, except for that hour and a half at the beginning of last Thursday. Yesterday I had trouble getting her up for school. She evide ... Read on »
No News Is Good News by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome No news is good news, or for the most part at least. I've been busy with life and enjoying the summer, and have been slacking in the blogging world. But, Jessica's actually ... Read on »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Rough Weekend, But Back On Her Feet by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Saturday morning, Jessica was sniffing and coughing, but made it to her ACT test. She doesn't feel like she did very well, and didn't finish the math or science sections. This ... 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 »
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 »
Slumber Party by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome What started out as inviting one friend over to help make ribbon boards for their church lifegroup on Saturday... then inviting two friends over to help... turned into inv ... 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 »
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 »
Still Going... by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome We're at the start of the third full week of school - full days - and so far, Jessica hasn't missed a day; though Thursdays have been a little rougher. Jessica is taking ... Read on »