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I Didn't Want A Child Until I Got A Chronic Illness – Now I Might Never Be Able To Have One

Tuesday 25 July 2017

 

From The Washington Post:

 

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I didn’t want a child until I got a chronic illness. Now I might never be able to have one.

By Jamison Hill
July 7, 2017
© 2017 The Washington Post

The idea of being a parent has always felt like some far-off part of my life’s plan — something I would eventually get to after some maturing and the shedding of my bachelorhood. As I became an adult, I figured it would always be an option. I certainly never thought that I would have the choice taken from me.

Six years ago, I was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome, a multi-system disease that severely inhibits metabolic features in the body. The disease eventually left me unable to speak or eat solid food for more than a year.

At some point, between the onset of my illness and when I became severely sick and bedridden, I realized I wanted to have a child. Almost simultaneously, I realized I couldn’t.

 

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