Journal of IiME Volume 9 Issue 1 Headaches were the worse symptom now by far. She went to a specialized headache clinic in Philadelphia. One specialist wanted to operate on her brain saying that she had Histoplasma meningitis, but the others said not to operate. Doctors. By 2008 Anna decided to go to college. She had learned a neat trick. If she took six hours of classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she would spend Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in bed. And it worked. She did not have much of a social life, and it took six years to get through, but she was getting by. She was succeeding. We had long talks about life. I said that teenage dating and sex were way over-rated. And yesterday she graduated. She had two majors and graduated summa cum laude in both. We cried together at her graduation party. She has done better than very well, she has done fantastic. IiME Conference DVDs The Invest in ME conference DVDs are professionally filmed and authored DVD sets consisting of four discs in Dolby stereo. They contain all of the presentations from Invest in ME International ME/CFS Conferences (2006 ā€“ 2015). Also included in the DVD sets are interviews with ME presenters, news stories, round-table discussions or pre-conference dinner presentations. The Invest in ME conference DVDs have been sold in over 20 countries and are available as an educational tool ā€“ useful for healthcare staff, researchers, scientists, educational specialists, media, ME support groups and people with ME and their carers/parents. Full details can be found at - http://www.investinme.org/DVD.html or via emailing Invest in ME at mailto:info@investinme.org Invest in ME (Charity Nr. 1114035) www.investinme.org Page 42 of 57 May 2015 She is still not well, but she is getting by. I was wrong with my poor prediction due to the severity of her illness, but Iā€™m OK with that. Why did she do so well? I have no idea. But she is smart; she does not feel sorry for herself; she is stubborn; she learned long ago that most of what people say, they know little about; she is forging her own road through life, and I am happy for her. The only sadness I feel is for the medical providers who have never experienced this type of joy treating their patients. 1. Hickie I, Davenport T, Wakefield D, Vollmer-Conna U, Cameron B, Vernon S, et al. Post-infective and chronic fatigue syndromes precipitated by viral and non-viral pathogens: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2006; 333.

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