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Laura (Us)

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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 »
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 »
ABC News Story on CFS by Laura (Us) Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Feeling Chronically Fatigued? Shared via AddThis 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »