By Jennifer Brea.
On Monday, I shared that after three neurosurgeries, my ME is in remission. I have to admit , it was scared to “come out” about my improvements. I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be. Skepticism? Grief? Anger? My own feelings about my remission are complex. And I don’t know how I would react if I was severely unwell, and someone I knew suddenly became well, especially if because of health, geography, support, or insurance, that path wasn’t even a possibility for me to consider. Or if that path didn’t seem like a medically plausible or useful one, given my symptoms and history.
I realize now there was no reason for worry. In the last few days, I’ve seen such an outpouring of love and support. As people with ME, we live with so much pain and grief, it’s been wonderful to be able to also share my joy and to celebrate this moment with the community. Thank you, thank you. I am moved beyond words.
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