Jade Jackson’s Story

I was diagnosed at 19 just 18 months after having my daughter, which is thought to have been the trigger. I was convinced that having my daughter was the cause of my severe fatigue, although everyone told me I was starting to look yellow. I look back and wish I had seen my doctor sooner.

I am now constantly tired, have regular trips to the hospital and take medication daily. My health has gradually declined over the last 6 years and it is thought I may need a liver transplant in the next year to eighteen months, which scares me a great deal. I am trying to do the best for my daughter at the minute, with all the energy I have and have completed my degree in English, which was difficult to say the least. I am hoping for a bright future and hope that more can be learned about the disease and more awareness can be given.

Jade's latest update: I have recently been transferred to see the specialists in Birmingham, I see them every 2 months and they think that I will need an assessment for a liver transplant quite soon as I have been feeling much worse and getting quite ill. My daughter is now 7 and I am working full time which is a strain but I carry on.


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