Im 29, im a high school teacher, I was diagnosed at 15yrs old.
Despite all the negativity people gave me, I made it through High School, studied at college for a double degree and had a job at the same time, nursing in an Oncology unit. I had to defer college/university twice for major surgery. I do not remember life before CFS. However I also know that you CAN cope with it, you can live with it, and you can be a great, productive member of society. Anyone that tells you otherwise dont know what the meaning of 'Inner strength' is. I still suffer daily, but i put one foot infront of the other and walk.
Post Edited (Mazfire) : 8/14/2009 3:37:36 AM (GMT-6)
21 yrs old, Systemic Lupus , lupus nephritis , raynoids , Carpal Tunnel
The Old Normal is no more so I and we have to find a New Normal...
I just realised that when i responded to this post (i was diagnosed at 15yrs) that you all might actually think im too old! I mean, im nearly 30- i forget that so often cos i still feel like im 17 at times! and my students all guessed that im 23.. wow were they wrong!
Post Edited (Mazfire) : 8/21/2009 2:14:32 AM (GMT-6)