recovery is possible

Thursday, June 14, 2012

living chronically

Hello friends!

Did you think I'd abandoned this blog altogether?  Well, I don't post anymore and just happened to take a look today.  I noticed that we do have another update - a happy one.

According to my last post in 2010, I reported that Jessie was doing great, was schooling from home, and was still on her medication.

Now, after seven years of CFIDS...

Jes is completely off of any and all medication.  Seriously, I can't get the girl to take a gummy vitamin.

She finished high school at home through Keystone.  She was only one semester behind which, I'm very sorry to say wasn't illness related.  Seems we can blame that on the fact that Jessie was suddenly free from the constraints of scheduled curriculum as well as the fact that the final Harry Potter book was published.  Naturally, she felt the need to secretly take a semester off to re-read the entire series.  Ahem...moving along...

I'm happy to say that she now lives a totally normal life, is attending Kennesaw State University on a full academic scholarship (my thanks to Harry Potter), babysits regularly, works out (almost) every day, and rarely slows down.  Except for the fact that she's gluten-free, Jes is a normal 19 year old young lady - something I feared we would never see again.

After experiencing seemingly every avenue of the medical profession, Jes has decided to become a pediatrician.  Really.

I think about many of you often, knowing that the same outcome is possible for you.  Don't forget it.  Ever.

Until next time.

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