Posted by: christinelaennec | August 14, 2013

Happy day for the Dafter

Thanks again to everyone very much for the good wishes coming our way!  I’m happy to report that the Dafter really enjoyed her first class at her new school today.  Hooray!  She’s tired, but will have tomorrow to rest, as she’s on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule (her class is 1 hour 40 minutes long).

Image from the Graphics Fairy

Image from the Graphics Fairy

We’re so proud of her, for how courageously she’s endured the ME/CFS, with moving to a new city thrown into the mix.  And one of the most amazing things is that her teacher is recovering from ME!  What are the chances of that?  Michael went to see him, armed with the Functional Ability Scale, but there was no need for explanations.

Onwards!  And thank you all again.



  1. Whèeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Well done all!

  2. Hurray for the Dafter, so glad she loved her first class! I saw in your prev. post that she is taking digital photography, how cool! I didn’t know you could have such fun subjects at school here in the UK. 🙂

  3. It’s so wonderful….HOORAY! 😀

  4. Excellent news! I’m so happy for you all, especially the Dafter.
    Jo, found Mickel therapy, started here in Scotland, by Dr Mickel, hugely beneficial, and discovered there are many people suffering or who have suffered with ME/CFS. She has come on in leaps and bounds this summer. No medication, no silly cognitive behaviour, just learning to listen to her body. I thoroughly recommend it. Well done to your daughter though it really does sound as if she is coming through it and can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    • Annie, thanks for that. Yes, we’ve also heard good things about the Mickel therapy. At the moment the Dafter is leery of any kind of “talking” therapies, and really doesn’t want to spend her energy that way. I think she’s become extremely adept at listening to her body and gauging her energy levels, and has also managed to become much more philosophical about the ups and downs. But it’s good to hear another success story about this treatment – we’ll keep that in mind.

      I’m hugely pleased to hear about Jo. I can imagine how happy and relieved you are at her progress!

  5. So very happy for you and I so hope that all of this is going to be like a complete fresh start for you. Wishing you much luck and sending hugs and warmest wishes to all of you xx

  6. Oh wonderful news! I’m so pleased that she enjoyed her first class, how fortunate that her teacher has first hand experience of ME/CFS. In my experience only those who suffer/are recovering from it or are very close to someone who if affected truly understand the illness.

  7. woohoo! so excited to read your post. good for her and how blessed to find a teacher who has first-hand knowledge of ME. happy days.

  8. Great news xx

  9. I’m so glad today went well. All good wishes for what comes next.

  10. Good news and wonderful that she has an understanding instructor, too! xo

  11. Delighted Dafter had a good day in her class and that she has a sympathetic teacher too.

  12. No time for more just now, but – HOORAY!!!

  13. Praying for a great day. Very neat about her teacher.

  14. So good to read this news. keeping you all in our prayers xxx

  15. That’s good news. Moving for anyone is hard, plus what she’s dealing with makes it harder, and what a blessing that the teacher already understands her needs. 🙂
    Enjoy your day!

  16. So good to hear such great news. Happy time for you all

  17. Thank you all so, so, so much for sharing our ups and downs and celebrating the ups with us! I’ll keep you posted on her progress.

  18. Oh that was definitely God going before you to prepare the way with a teacher that fully understands ME!!!!! I’m so happy to hear that. What a long class! So glad the Dafter made it through and is looking forward to the next ones.

  19. Wonderful stuff, Christine, what a very positive outcome.

  20. Fabulous news!

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