there has to be hope

July 10, 2007 at 9:23 pm

My 16-year-old has been living with CIDP for two long years–and he is feeling pretty hopeless.

He has been forced to quit school, has had some trouble with the law, and is on probation. It all comes down to this “condition”. He has always been popular & athletic–now he is embarrassed of this disease and still tells his friends he has “back problems”.

I’m his Mom & I can’t fix this & I can’t tell him he will get better anytime soon.

Depression? Yeah, we have depression by the truckload around our house–but I keep telling myself there are worse things. So, we get up every day and we just try to live the best we can and laugh as much as possible.

I hope you feel better about things, I don’t have this so I can’t put myself in your shoes, but I can send my hope that you laugh a little every day.