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I gave up hope of a cure for my chronic condition. And it’s made me happier than ever before – The Guardian

Wednesday, 3 August, 2022

I gave up hope of a cure for my chronic condition. And it’s made me happier than ever before – The Guardian

‘I have never been too sick to function.’ Keith Kahn-Harris on the day he was diagnosed with the Epstein-Barr virus in 1993.

 
In my second year at university, I came down with the Epstein-Barr virus, and I expected to fully recover. Sure, I knew it would take longer than recovery from a bog-standard cold, but no more than a few weeks.

At first, my optimism seemed warranted. It was the Easter holidays and my parents took good care of me. The fever only lasted a few days and I was out of bed within a week or two. I made it back to university for the summer term; the only difference was that my parents carried my belongings from the car to my room.

That was 1993. I was 21 years old.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/28/hope-cure-chronic-condition-identity-disability

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