I know this is not related to being sick, except for a tiny bit I mention at the end, but I had to share, bc many of you have become friends to me, and because I so seldom have good news anymore.... Today my third niece was born. In and of itself, that is awesome, but considering how incredibly risky and rough this pregnancy has been, it is nothing short of a miracle and the answer to a lot of prayer. When my SIL had her first child, the baby almost died during childbirth and there were some complications with the pregnancy. When she had the second, there were more problems with the pregnancy, she almost died twice, and there was damage to her uterus. The Dr told her not to have anymore children, that it was way too risky. Then she got pregnant again and from early on there were a lot of problems. By 5 months, she was preeclampsic and supposed to be on complete bed rest, but that wound up causing problems with her circulation, so she was just supposed to take it real easy, but not stay in bed. There were a bunch of other issues, too, but I won't go into all them to keep this from getting really long. Suffice it to say that I am incredibly happy that Eliana Faith (first name means God answers prayer) is here and she and my SIL are doing well. (Oh and my brother "got snipped", as he put it, so there won't be anymore unplanned - or planned - scary pregnancies to worry about in the future) There is one way in which this does have something to do with CFS, though, and that is that I won't get to see the baby anytime soon, bc they are in Fl and I am in IL and since even getting out of my apt is almost impossible, FL isn't happening. That part is a big bummer, but I am trying to focus on the happy parts rt now.