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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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »