My name is Chantelle Spies, and I am a 24-year-old Chemical Engineer and dog mom, struggling with a chronic illness known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). As an engineer, it is in my nature to want to solve complex problems and optimize processes – my health has proven to be no different.
I do as much research and reading as possible to equip myself with knowledge and information to help manage my disease. There is no clear roadmap to managing chronic illness, and it is a cumbersome journey with countless twists and turns. Beside me every step of this journey is my two little guardian angels, Nemo and Bolt, and my wonderful family.
The odds of finding a full remission is slim, but I will continue to search for my root cause and ways to improve my health and wellness. I am an overachieving perfectionist, with a bubbly and humorous personality and strive to bring hope to my fellow spoonies. We are too full of life to not have a life, and need to stand together to let fresh flowers flourish from the fire!
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