Health Update #3: My ME Is In Remission

Jen Brea


By Jen Brea.

This is a hard post to write because there are no words that can do this justice. I can hardly believe it myself.

My ME is in remission.

For the first few years that I was ill, I dreamt of being able to say this. I fantasized about what recovery would be like. And then, I can’t remember when, I stopped dreaming. It wasn’t that I gave up hope. Rather, I knew I had to move on from something that might never happen and learn how to live the life that I had. And now, thanks to three spinal surgeries — one for something called craniocervical instability and the others for tethered cord syndrome — I believe I am on my way to a full recovery.

If you are just stumbling across my story or the journey I’ve been on the last 12 months, which started after surgery for thyroid cancer, please read, “A new diagnosis to add to the list” and if able, all the posts in the “CCI+Tethered Cord” series. (ME stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly called “chronic fatigue syndrome.”)

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