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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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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 »
Teen With CFS - Through Her Eyes by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The following was written by Jessica (age 16) for her Creative Writing class, posted with her permission. A Time to Heal In January of 2008, I came down with Eps ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
The Rest of the Week by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Thursday, Jessica was still sore and achey, but made it back to class. Friday was even better. I took her to see and ride Mia right after school. We were probably ... Read on »
The Summer of 2009 by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm catching up... This summer has been a pretty good summer. And, looking back to last summer, and even this past spring, we can really see that Jessica is doing so much ... Read on »
The Weekend by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome All in all, it was a pretty good weekend. Saturday - Jessica and Matthew helped me clean house for company on Sunday. Jessica didn't do anything too strenuous - I did ... 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 »
This School Year by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica's actually doing really well with school and everything this semester. She had one day this past week where I got a text from her while she was at school saying she d ... Read on »
Three Day Weekend by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Steve was sick in bed all weekend with a flu-like virus. We stayed away - checking on him, washing hands often; I slept on the couch... And not very well, I might add. So ... Read on »
Thursday 2/5/09 by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica made it through school today, but has a headache. She's sleeping on the couch now (5:30p.m.). She says it hurts just on the right side of her head. Why is that? ... Read on »
Time for School! by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome School has started. It started last Wednesday - August 19th. Why does the summer have to go by so fast?! Jessica is scheduled for a full day of classes at school this yea ... Read on »
Tuesday 2/3/09 by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This morning Jessica was not feeling good - tired and a sore throat - but pushed on to go to school. She wasn't sure if she'd make it through both classes, but did - made ... Read on »
Updates by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been slacking in the blog world, so here's a brief update. Jessica missed one day of school on Tuesday May 5th - stayed in bed all day with meals being brought up to ... Read on »
Ups and Downs by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's been a so-so week, a week of ups and downs, but not too bad. Monday started with a really bad headache - so bad that she wanted to take her new headache prescription not ... Read on »
We Made It! - First Full Week of School by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica made it through her first first full week of school with classes all day. It started off pretty good. The usual routine is - come home and do homework and get to bed ... Read on »
Wednesday 2/11/09 by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Jessica's had a good week. She came home today in a good mood, and has felt good this week... until now. I can always hear it in her voice when she's getting tired, and ... Read on »
Wednesday 2/18/08 by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By late yesterday, Jessica was getting body aches. In the middle of the night, I got a text from her saying " my body aches all over." I couldn't even rub her back, becaus ... Read on »
Wednesday 2/4/09 by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Just before school, Jessica had a headache, one that came on all of a sudden. She went on to school, but by the time the second class started, I got a text message saying ... Read on »